Charter for Children and Young People

The Children and Young People (Oversight and Advocacy Bodies) Act 2016 (OAB Act) creates a legislative framework for the rights, development and wellbeing of children and young people in South Australia.

The OAB Act establishes the Child Development Council (Council), one of two new oversight and advocacy bodies (the other being the Commissioner for Children and Young People).

The inaugural Council came into being on 15 February 2018.

The Council’s primary function is to prepare and maintain the Outcomes Framework for Children and Young People (Outcomes Framework) that must include a ‘Charter for Children and Young People’ (Charter).

The Council is considering the development of the Charter in the broader context of the objectives of the OAB Act and the Outcomes Framework.

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