Child Protection Reform Engagements
The State Government is committed to a fresh start for child protection in South Australia.
The Child Protection Systems Royal Commission report ‘The Life They Deserve’ was publicly released by the State Government on 8 August 2016. The report makes 260 recommendations to improve the policies, structure and culture of South Australia’s child protection system.
The implementation of some of the report’s recommendations, including establishing a new child protection department, is already underway.
There will be recommendations that the Government will implement immediately, while others will require considerable work and consultation with the community and sector.
A formal, detailed response to the Royal Commission will be presented before the end of this year, in line with the report’s final recommendation.
Current and past engagements include:
- Oversight and advocacy for child protection
- Working with children checks
- Sharing of Government data
- Children’s Commissioner - Powers and Functions
- Child protection reforms
- Royal Commission into the safety of at risk children
Consultation has concluded