Shaping the future of our office – OGCYP Strategic Plan 2022-2025

“A safer, more inclusive society for children and young people in care and detention, that honours their voices and respects their rights”. That is the vision that leads our new strategic plan.

And here it is: our new Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People’s strategic Plan 2022-2025, that defines our purpose as championing the rights and best interests of children and young people in the care and youth justice systems, and maps out our key priorities over the next three years.

From striving to influence change, encouraging and empowering more children and young people to speak up for themselves to responding to new challenges and growth, we are committed to serving the vulnerable children and young people we work with.

Guardian Penny Wright says she is optimistic for the future of the office as her term as Guardian/Training Centre Visitor winds up next month.

“We have taken months to discuss and ‘wrangle’ the many functions and demands we face every day, to create a unified vision and plan that reflects what our office is all about and what we want to achieve over the next three years. By exploring our dreams for what we would like for vulnerable children and young people in care and detention, we have been able to brainstorm how we will work to help get us there,” Penny said.

“While my own days are numbered here in the office, I am very proud of the plan my team has come up with and look forward to watching from the sidelines as it rolls out.”

Here is a snapshot of our new strategic plan. 

Our purpose

We exist to –

Champion the rights and best interests of children and young people in care and detention, ensuring their voices are heard and they are empowered to engage with, challenge and influence change in the systems that affect their lives.

Our vision

By 2025 we want to see –

A safer, more inclusive society for children and young people in care and detention, that honours their voices and respects their rights.

Our key priorities

Aligned with our purpose, and in pursuit of our vision, over the next three years, the Office for the Guardian for Children and Young People will be focusing on:

  • Influencing change for the most vulnerable children and young people
  • Enriching our child and youth engagement
  • Increasing systems advocacy
  • Responding to new challenges and growth.

Read the Strategic Plan 2022-2025 in full.

 

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