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New video series to support young peoples’ right to sexual safety

Talking about sexual safety can be sensitive, awkward and sometimes a little bit embarrassing – but these discussions are so important! Life Without Barriers has just released a new tool which can help support these important conversations with young people. This week, we wanted to share a bit about the series and where you can find it.

Rights, rules and rage: Guardian speaks about experiences in residential care

At the recent CREATE Voices in Action Conference, the Guardian gave a presentation on children and young people’s experiences in residential care.
This week’s blog shares an excerpt from the full presentation – tiled ‘Rights, Rules & Rage in the lives of children in residential care’.

Out and about with the Guardian this week

The Guardian, Shona Reid, and her team have been very busy over the last week, connecting to community and participating in some big events across the nation and especially here in Adelaide. Our offices participation is really important in ensuring the voices of children and young people we advocate for are front and centre in the wider community.

Human Rights Act and its role in protecting children and young people

A few weeks back we provided information about the Parliament of SA’s Social Development Committee’s Inquiry into the potential introduction of a Human Rights Act here in South Australia. This blog includes the Guardian’s submission and highlights her strong support for a Human Rights Act in South Australia.

Regional visits start for 2024

Earlier this month, the Guardian kicked off the first of her regional visits for 2024 with a trip to Port Augusta.
Alongside Senior Advocate, Hamish, Shona went along to children and young people’s DCP Annual Reviews, visited residential care houses and caught up with local NGO workers.

World Care Day – Let’s celebrate children and young people in care!

Today is World Care Day, the world’s largest celebration of children and young people in care and with a care experience!
This day is all about recognising and celebrating with the amazing children and young people in our lives – and, for the adults, our own stories and the lives of the people we live, work and connect with who have grown up in care.

Productivity Commission releases new report on Closing the Gap

Earlier this week, the Productivity Commission released a report on the first of its three-yearly reviews of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.
At the Guardian’s office, we recognise that First Nations children and young people, including those in care and youth detention, are at the heart of the Agreement and community efforts to close the gap. Given the importance to their lives and wellbeing, we’ve put together a summary of the report and our key takeaways.

Have your say on a Human Rights Act for South Australia!

You may have heard talk recently about the possibility of a Human Rights Act in South Australia. Late last year, a parliamentary inquiry on this issue was announced – exactly one year after a group of more than 150 organisations and individuals endorsed a statement calling for the inquiry.
To help breakdown what a Human Rights Act could mean for children and young people, we’ve put together some information about the inquiry, as well as some common questions that come up when talking about rights.

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