I am writing this week, in acknowledgment that many are hurting following the outcome of the Voice Referendum. Regardless of political views and how individuals voted, the past few months have been challenging, uncertain and stressful for many. The effects of community discussions, political debate and personal conflicts will ripple for some time.
On 29 September, the Australian Government tabled the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
The report – which follows four and a half years of hearings, research and evidence – sets out 222 recommendations to better prevent and respond to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability in Australia.
We are super excited to share with you all our new animated video, designed to promote the Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care!
At the start of the month, Guardian for Children and Young People, Shona Reid, travelled to Darwin on Larrakia country to meet with colleagues from Aotearoa and across Australia, and attend SNAICC’s 10th Annual Conference, Voices at the Top!
Welcome to Claire, our new Advocate for children and young people in care.
Foster and Kinship Carers Week is a special time for us all to acknowledge and celebrate the incredible contribution carers make to the lives of children and young people in care.
At the Guardian’s office, we meet so many amazing carers and hear their stories. Most importantly, we see first-hand the difference they make to a child’s life when they open up their hearts and homes, and welcome children into their families.
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