Author: Bianca Turner

Celebrating the good in 2021

As the year comes to an end, our team has paused to reflect on the things we have been grateful for over the last 12 months. And there are plenty of things to celebrate!

OGCYP staff wins New Scholar Prize

We are excited to announce that our Principal Training Centre Advocate, Dr Simone Deegan, has been awarded the New Scholar Prize by the Australian and New Zealand Society for Criminology.

A winter’s holiday – a poem to share

We recently received a beautiful poem from a young person after he was inspired by a visit to one of Adelaide’s beaches in winter with his carers.

Youth advisory group proves you don’t need a cape to make change

A group of young care leavers recently accepted the award for The voice of children and young people at the inaugural SA Child Protection Awards. We sat down with two members of the group to find out more about their work and their contribution to improving the system for current and future children and young people in care.

Safety and stable placement a key issue once again for 2020-2021

For the fourth year in a row, safety and stability remain the top presenting issues from children and young people living in South Australia’s child protection system, according to the Guardian for Children and Young People Annual Report 2020-2021.

Consistent support is driving a smooth transition from care

Transitioning from care can be a scary time for some young people. Thankfully, one young person is flourishing in their transition from care, which they say has a lot to do with the support of their residential carers and case worker.

Learnings from an internship

As our latest law intern leaves our office, Kellie Elmes reflects on her time spent with the Training Centre Visitor Unit.

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