The State Government has appointed prominent Aboriginal education leader April Lawrie as the inaugural Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People.
The Commissioner’s Digital Challenge is coming in 2019. It’s about increasing the uptake of digital skills in this generation across South Australia through community, schools and families. Schools teaching Years 3-6 can preregister now. Check out our teaser site here.
The Commissioner has been carrying out a series of consultations with groups of young people on bullying. These consultations will inform a major report that will be presented to parliament later this year.
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Children and Young People deserve our accountability
In the world of accountability; feedback and complaints mechanisms have prominence.
2018.09.28 / 3min read. Read More
It’s National Child Protection Week.
On Wednesday I was part of a NAPCAN panel discussion talking about the importance of valuing and respecting children and young people’s…
2018.09.07 / 4min read. Read More
What children and young people think should happen when families separate
This week I launched a report which demonstrates that children and young people have sound and practical recommendations to place children…
2018.08.31 / 3min read. Read More
From vulnerable or dangerous to contributors and reformers:
How to refocus the conversation and the risks of not doing so.
2018.07.27 / 5min read. Read More
Meaningful engagement with young people on how to respond to drug issues in Australia is critical.
We all want a South Australia where children are nurtured and protected to help them thrive and become well-rounded and successful…
2018.07.06 / 4min read. Read More
We need to support the whole family when tackling truancy.
All of us would agree that education is vitally important for our children and young people’s future outcomes. It’s also true that good…
2018.06.22 / 3min read. Read More
Imagine Being 25: the hopes and dreams of South Australia’s regional children and young people.
Last year when I started as Commissioner I went around the State and asked children and young people what they wanted to change, what they…
2018.06.08 / 3min read. Read More
Last year children and young people told me that bullying was one of the biggest issues for them…
It’s also a priority of the State Government with their pledge to implement anti-bullying strategies in all schools. Schools will now be…
2018.05.25 / 4min read. Read More
Last week many commentators, politicians, journalists and others were debating the pros and cons of…
At the heart of the report was a plan to better prepare students to succeed in a changing world.
2018.05.10 / 3min read. Read More