The Hon. S.E. CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Minister for Education and Child Development, Minister for Higher Education and Skills): I have been advised of the following:
In 2016-17 the Department for Child Protection implemented the 'growth in foster care' initiative to create the 138 new foster care placements over three years.
This initiative has generated 76 new placements so far, and is on target for achieving the 138 target.