About us

The Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People is an independent body that advocates and promotes the rights and best interests of children and young people who are:

  • under the guardianship of the Chief Executive of the Department for Child Protection; and/or
  • sentenced or remanded to detention in the Kurlana Tapa Youth Justice Centre.

We support these children and young people to make sure their voices are heard and to ensure their rights are being met. Find out more about what we do.

It is important to note that Guardian for Children and Young People is not the legal guardian for children in care but is here to ‘champion’ their rights.

The Guardian for Children and Young People is part of the Australian and New Zealand Children’s Commissioners and Guardians.

Meet our staff

Read about the history of our office

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We acknowledge and respect Aboriginal People as the traditional owners
and custodians of the land we live and work on, their living culture and their unique role in the life of South Australia.