Guardian: I am worried… and you should be too
I still consider myself a newbie to the roles of Guardian, Child and Young Person’s Visitor and Training Centre Visitor, with four months having passed since I began. All I can say, four months in: I am worried… and you should be too.
Young people want more support when transitioning from care and youth justice
A new report sharing the lived experiences of young people who have transitioned from child protection and the youth justice systems has found that young people are having to leave systems without adequate preparation for life.
Call to governments to give OPCAT powers to oversight bodies
With 8 weeks left before independent OPCAT oversight aimed at preventing abuse or mistreatment in places like youth detention centres and police cells is set to come into force, Australian governments are still not ready.
Advocacy requests for children and young people living in state care at all time high
The Guardian for Children and Young People’s 2021-22 Annual Report has revealed that South Australians are requesting advocacy for children and young people in state care at a higher rate than ever.
Care leaver nominated for Young Australian of the Year 2023
A care leaver who published her first autobiography at the age of 16 and recently launched her own advocacy organisation at 19, is now a nominee for the Young Australian of the Year.
Mounting pressures in Kurlana Tapa creating serious concerns for detainees
Staffing shortages and protocols aimed at limiting the spread of covid have exacerbated the fraught environment at Kurlana Tapa, according to the latest Training Centre Visitor Annual Report.
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