The Commissioner is an independent position, established under the Children and Young People (Oversight and Advocacy Bodies) Act 2016. The Commissioner promotes and advocates for the rights, interests and well-being of all children and young people in South Australia. Additionally, the Commissioner ensures that as a part of the Commonwealth, South Australia enacts its international obligations including under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People advocates for and promotes the rights and best interests of the children and young people under the guardianship of the Minister for Education and Child Development.
The Office for the Guardian is home to Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care. The Charter was originally developed 2005-06, in consultation with children and young people, carers, social workers and people from Government and Non-Government Organisations. The Office for Youth endorses the Charter of Rights to ensure the best care for children and young people.
For more information, visit the Charter of Rights page on the Office for the Guardian's website.
The eSafety Commissioner is responsible for promoting online safety for all Australians. The Commissioner is committed to helping all Australians have safer, positive experiences online—just as they would offline.
The eSafety Commissioner’s Office co-ordinates and leads the online safety efforts of government, industry and the not-for profit community. This includes providing a complaints service for young Australians who experience serious cyberbullying, identifying and removing illegal online content and tackling image-based abuse.
YACSA is the peak body in South Australia that represents the interests of young people, youth sector workers, organisations and networks throughout the non-government youth sector. They are an independent, member-based organisation that works towards supporting meaningful improvements in the quality of young people’s lives.
CREATE is the national consumer body representing the voices of children and young people with an out-of-home care experience (including kinship care, foster care and residential care). CREATE support better lives for children and young people in care by connecting children and young people to each other, CREATE and their community; empowering children and young people to build self-confidence, self-esteem, and skills that enable them to have a voice and be heard to; and change the care system, in consultation with children and young people, through advocacy to improve policies, practices and services, and increase community awareness.