Tag: Child Protection

OPCAT commences today but we are still without funding and resources

Today’s the day. You probably will have seen and heard considerable media coverage about OPCAT supposedly going live in Australia today. Unfortunately, the ongoing tug of war between the Commonwealth and State/Territory governments about funding means our office is unable to implement the new functions.

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.

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.

Growing up safe and supported

Growing up safe and supported is this year’s theme for National Child Protection Week. We asked some of our team about what it means for children in care and youth detention to grow up safe and supported. This is what they said…

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.

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