Information for Facilitators

 

About the program

The Charter Ambassador Program (CAP) seeks to ‘give life’ to the Charter for Children and Young People.

The Charter sets out 20 conditions that all children and young people in South Australia can, and should, have for a good life now and in the future, without discrimination.

The Charter was informed by children and young people in 2019 and launched with children and young people in 2021. The CAP is the next step in giving children and young people a platform to use their voice to have a say about what matters to them.

The program’s key message is that kids should be safe, happy and well and that children and young people have a democratic right to be involved in decisions that impact them.

Through the program, Ambassadors will develop a better understanding of their place in society and the role children and young people can play in shaping the future. The program will grow Ambassadors’ sense of connectedness with their community, their peers and themselves.

This is the first and only program of its kind in Australia specifically dedicated to Ambassadors for the Charter for Children and Young People.

What is involved?

Ambassadors will be invited to participate in workshops and forums where they will explore what matters to kids. They will learn about how decisions affecting children and young people are made, and how they can have their say on those decisions.

Ambassadors will also be tasked with sharing information about the Charter with their school communities. This may involve:

  • Presenting at assembly
  • Writing an article for the school newsletter
  • Producing a video
  • Creating a poster

Ambassadors will receive resources and ongoing support so that they are well equipped to advocate for the Charter in their school and community.

All communication to Ambassadors will be directed through Charter Facilitators (teachers or Wellbeing Coordinators) at selected Charter Schools.

Who can be an Ambassador?

The CAP is open to all school-aged students from Charter schools.

We want the program to capture diverse voices – children and young people from all walks of life. Previously leadership experience is not required.

Priority will be given to the 67 children and young people who registered their interest to participate in the Program at the Charter Launch in 2021.  We understand some of these students will have moved onto high school or graduated, so Facilitators will be invited to nominate other students who may be interested in participating.

 

Registration

Registration for the Charter Ambassador Program is now open. 

Facilitators have been asked to distribute the documents below to Ambassadors. Please return signed forms to Communications and Engagement Officer Lucy Russell Byrne via email by close of business Wednesday 23 March 2022

Key Dates

Registration opens Wednesday 2 March 2022

Registration closes

Wednesday 23 March 2022

Official Launch Event

Tuesday 10 May 2022

Online Forum 1

June 2022

Parliament House Workshop

July 2022

Online Forum 2

September 2022

Need some help?

Contact the Child Development Council

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Postal

GPO Box 1152, Adelaide SA 5001 DX Mail: 541 

Email

childrensa@sa.gov.au