Our history

2005

The Guardian for Children and Young People was established by an amendment to the Children’s Protection Act 1993. Pam Simmons was appointed the first Guardian for Children and Young People.

2006

The Charter of Rights for Children and Young People was launched. This was developed with the involvement of children and young people. 

2010

The Charter of Rights for Children and Young People was tabled in parliament.

2015

Amanda Shaw appointed the Guardian for Children and Young People. 

2016

The Children and Young People (Oversight and Advocacy Bodies) Act 2016 was passed. Part 3 of the Act establishes the Guardian’s role and functions.

The Training Centre Visitor was established in the Youth Justice Administration Act 2016. Amanda Shaw was appointed the first Training Centre Visitor.

2017

Penny Wright appointed the Guardian for Children and Young People and the Training Centre Visitor.

The Child and Young Person Visitor was established in the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 and a trial program is developed. Penny Wright is appointed the Child and Young Person Visitor.

2019

The Child and Young Person Visitor trial program ended.

The Training Centre Visitor pilot inspection was undertaken.

2020

Review of the Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care.

Creation of Nunga Oog began.

2021

The revised Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care was launched.

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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.