EBL proudly endorses the Charter of Rights for Children & Young People in Care

The Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care states simply and clearly the rights of children and young people who are under the guardianship or in the custody of the Minister for Education and Child Development.

The South Australian Parliament has legislated that any person involved with children in care in a formal capacity, such as a social worker or a carer must consider and ‘seek to implement to the fullest extent possible, the terms of the Charter’. (Children’s Protection Act 1993, 52EF)  The Charter is promoted and monitored by the Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People.

The Charter can be downloaded in PDF as the Charter of Rights for web.

Advocating for the rights of children in care

The Charter is used by children and young people to negotiate changes when their rights are not being met.  It is used by adults to discuss rights with young people and to advocate with them and for them.

More about advocacy…

Endorsing the Charter

The Charter has been endorsed by most agencies providing services for children and young people in care in South Australia.  By doing so they have agreed to support the rights outlined in the Charter and to distribute and display Charter information.

More about endorsing the Charter…

Being a Charter Champion

Agencies that endorse the Charter agree to appoint a Charter Champion at each of the sites that engage with children and young people in care.   Champions liaise with the Guardian’s Office, ensuring that materials are distributed to children and young people and displayed prominently. They support the rights of their young clients and work with them and for them to use all of the available means to see their rights respected.  More about being a Charter Champion…

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United Nations Convention

EBL Disability Services proudly support the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

To promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.

Guiding Principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

There are eight guiding principles that underlie the Convention and each one of its specific articles:

Respect for inherent dignity, individual autonomy including the freedom to make one’s own choices, and independence of persons


Full and effective participation and inclusion in society

Respect for difference and acceptance of persons with disabilities as part of human diversity and humanity

Equality of opportunity


Equality between men and women

Respect for the evolving capacities of children with disabilities and respect for the right of children with disabilities to preserve their identities

There are eight guiding principles that underlie the Convention and each one of its specific articles:

For more detailed information you can go to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities page.

Working for EBL

EBL is committed to finding the best employees to work alongside our people. If you choose to work for us you will be working with a team who are dedicated to improving peoples’ lives across all of our services and programs. We do this through person centred care and by reaching out to our partners who support our employees through on the job mentoring, training and development.

We have a supportive therapeutic team consisting of a specialist child psychiatrist, behavioural specialist, art play therapists, occupational therapist and developmental learning expert. You will be supported by professionals.

There are many benefits for people who work with us including:

• High remuneration packages offered to disability care workers in SA
• High level training & development opportunities
• We recruit to management positions from within
• You are paid to participate in training programs
• Salary sacrificing [reduce your tax and take home more income]
• You have an opportunity to transition from casual to permanent
• Flexible working arrangements
• You will be a valued member of our team