Tag: Aboriginal

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.

The role of food for rehabilitation within youth detention

The power of food and the role it plays in our everyday lives often goes unnoticed. But for the children and young people within Kurlana Tapa Youth Justice Centre, their food-related experiences are very different.

To challenge the unchangeable

As I settle into my new roles, I am greatly aware of the huge honour it is to take on the very important work of Guardian, Training Centre Visitor and Child and Young Person’s Visitor.

Farewell and thank you from the Guardian/TCV

As Penny Wright’s term draws to a close, she reflects on the last five years as Guardian and Training Centre Visitor and the privilege it has been to work with the children and young people along the way.

New report explores what it means to keep kids safe

A new report from the Australian Human Rights Commission shares the voices of hundreds of children and young people (including those in care and youth detention), and their families across Australia, about what they need to be safe and well, and what makes it hard to get help when they need it.

SA could lead the way for a better future for young offenders

Amid concerns that the NT police continue to use spits hoods and other restraints on children and young people in custody, we note that SA has reason to be both proud and sorry about our progress in dealing with children who fall foul of the law.

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