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Professional child protection workers needed

The State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Government to end its practice of recruiting unqualified staff to work in the child protection system and adopt the Liberal policy of opening up recruitment to people holding a broader range of degree-level qualifications.

Adelaide Pongal 2017 Harvest Festival

On January 15 2017 Rachel attended the Adelaide Pongal Harvest Festival, organised by the Adelaide Tamil Association in Bonython Park.

 

Hyde Review must be released

In the wake of the Weatherill Government’s announcement of new psychological testing for child
protection workers the State Liberals are calling for the release of the Hyde Review and the review into the how a child protection worker red flagged by Mal Hyde returned to work before being charged with subsequent child abuse offences.

Speed-up Clipsal Set-up

The State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Government to speed-up the set-up for the Clipsal 500 in the Adelaide Parklands.

Opening a genuine conversation on adoption

Shadow Minister for Families and Child Protection Rachel Sanderson is calling for a community conversation regarding the pros and cons of making adoption in South Australia easier.

Supporting vulnerable young people longer

Shadow Minister for Families and Child Protection Rachel Sanderson is calling for a community conversation regarding the pros and cons of making adoption in South Australia easier.

Emergency grows in the care of vulnerable children

A $27 million increase in the cost of emergency care provided by Families SA in the last year detailed in the Auditor-General’s Report illustrates the depth of the crisis confronting child protection in South Australia.

Working with children checks

The State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Government to dump plans to force people to apply for a new working with children check before their current check expires.

Deadline for Weatherill on new Department

Jay Weatherill must have established a new Department of Child Protection before State Parliament resumes on the 20th of September or hand in his resignation.

Beds for vulnerable children

The State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Government to abandon its plans to spend $15 million building a new office for Families SA at the former Smithfield Plain high School site.