The Dame Roma Mitchell Trust Fund was established 20 years ago to provide assistance to children and young people who are or have been under the Guardianship of the Minister for Child Protection. It was named after our former South Australian Governor who had been instrumental in developing the original Child Protection legislation – she was committed to the safety and protection of vulnerable children and young people.
Those of us who are parents know how important our support is to the children in our family. We provide love and care, and physical and financial support as they are growing up and becoming independent. This goes on when we set them up in their own homes and we continue to provide support into grandparenthood and beyond.
In this segment, we hear from Nick Jenkins, who grew up in care and now sits on the board of the trust as a former recipient under 30. Bridgett Goepfert, a social worker of several-years’ experience who now sits on the board of the trust.