Jordan Lovegrove, a young Ngarrindjeri man, created artwork for April Lawrie, Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People. This lays the foundation for the Commissioner’s work.
The circles are the families and communities which Aboriginal children and young people are connected to, and need to be with, as they are critical to the child’s sense of belonging.
Public hearings for an Inquiry into the removal and placement of Aboriginal children and young people in South Australia are now complete. Evidence was heard from 25 witnesses involved in child protection services, including the Chief Executive and Deputy Chief...
The Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People is the only independent body created solely to promote the rights, development and wellbeing of Aboriginal children and young people, at a systemic level, and works alongside other independent oversight and advocacy bodies such as the Commissioner for Children and Young People and the Guardian for Children and Young People.
We would like to acknowledge the Kaurna people as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of the Adelaide region on which the office of South Australia’s Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People is located.
We also acknowledge all other Traditional Owners throughout South Australia for who the Commissioner seeks to serve the best interests of their Aboriginal children and young people. In doing so, we pay respect Elders and families, both past and present, and pay reverence to today’s Aboriginal children and young people as they emerge as our future leaders.