Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care
The Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care is a simple and clear statement of the rights that are important to the more than 2400 children and young people who are under the guardianship or in the custody of the Minister for Families and Communities in South Australia.
The Charter was developed after consultation with children and young people, carers, social workers and people from government and NGOs. The appearance of the printed materials relies heavily on the advice of an advisory group of young people who are either in care or who have been in care.
The Charter was launched by the Minister for Families and Communities on the 19 April 2006 and since then over 40 organisations have endorsed it.
The Office of the Guardian promotes and monitors the rights in the Charter on the young people’s behalf. We have developed answers to some Charter of Rights frequently asked questions. We also provide materials for children and young people and advice and resources to assist organisations safeguard and support those rights.
More information about the Charter here