In response to the Green Paper for Vulnerable Children, Dingwall Trust developed a short video highlighting the issues for young people that come from being discharged from care on their 17th birthday.
Regular Children’s Forums are held with all children in residence at Dingwall Trust, as part of our commitment to the voices of children and continual service improvement. These are now being facilitated by two young people who have a care experience. One of them previously lived at Dingwall Trust and the other young person experienced care through Child Youth and Family. Part of the 2014/2015 development will be to grow the pool of facilitators to develop as an ongoing resource for our young people.
This youth development model provides an opportunity for developing the facilitation and leadership skills of young people as well as providing ...
The Sharing Shed initiative at St Kentigern Girls’ School provides an avenue for the St Kentigern school community to support our children in residence and the young people accessing the Launch Care to Independence service through donations of clothing, furniture, books and toys.
In 2014 the St Kentigern community helped establish 18 flats as young people became independent of the care system. Donations of bedding, pots and pans, cutlery, crockery, appliances, whiteware and furniture assisted these young people with the very expensive task of setting up home.
64 young people in care received beautiful clothing, toys and games. The Dingwall ...
The PDF document linked to from this article post is titled: Submission on proposed Vulnerable Children Bill, 2013.
The article was submitted to To the Social Services Committee by the Dingwall Trust on 24th October, 2013
Submission on proposed Vulnerable Children Bill, 2013
This paper highlights New Zealand’s failure to protect, promote and implement children’s human rights by recognising those rights in legislation and policy. It specifically focuses on the lack of human rights recognition for arguably one of the most vulnerable groups in our society, children and young people in the care of the state.
The Rights of Children and Young People in State Care
18th Session of the Human Rights Council – UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW
2nd UPR Report on Aotearoa New Zealand’s Human Rights Performance June 2013
This submission covers New Zealand’s failure to protect, promote and implement children’s human rights by recognising those human rights in legislation and policy. It specifically highlights the lack of human rights recognition for arguably one of the most vulnerable groups in our society, children and young people in the care of the state.
Dingwall Trust UPR Submission June 2013
Dingwall Trust is a not-for-profit residential care provider in South Auckland. Dingwall have been providing care to children in need of care and protection for over 80 years. Dingwall Trust also has nine years experience in providing support to young people aged 15 – 20 years as they transition from care to independent living.
Green Paper Submission