Who is the Child Advocate?

Image showing text - Hello my name is Sonya, I am the Child Advocate for children in care. To find out more about how i can help you, visit www.communities.tas.gov.au/childadvocate

I love board games, bushwalking, the beach and singing loudly in my car… and my job!

My job is to:

  • Make sure you are part of decisions about you.
  • Help you to understand your rights in care.
  • Listen to you if your rights are not being upheld.
  • Support you to speak up, or I can speak up for you.
  • Help you to understand how the Child Safety Service works.
  • Listen to your ideas about how Child Safety Service can work better for you.
  • Give advice to the bosses of Child Safety Service about how the service can best meet your needs.