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New legislation signals biggest change to South Australia’s child protection system in 25 years

Supporting safe and nurturing environments, strengthening the voice of the child and ensuring carers are a central part of decision-making, are among key features of new child safety legislation passed in Parliament today.

The Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017, which comes into effect on 22 October 2018, provides an opportunity for sector-wide change to improve outcomes for South Australian children and young people.

SA events to recognise National Apology to victims and survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

South Australians who experienced institutional child sexual abuse and their supporters are invited to gather at ceremonial events around the state, to mark the National Apology on Monday 22 October 2018.

A central event will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre where the Minister for Child Protection Rachel Sanderson will deliver a State Apology on behalf of the South Australian Government.

Operation Flinders Quiz Night 2018

I am proud to have been able to sponsor a number of young people to attend the award-winning Operation Flinders exercises which are held in the Flinders Ranges several times each year. This program offers a new direction for young people at risk and has been transforming lives for 25 years.

Winter 2018 Newsletter

As I commence my third term as your representative in State Parliament, I would like to thank the people of Adelaide for re-electing me at the March State Election. I am privileged to represent you. The Liberal Party won 25 of the 47 lower house seats at the election and was able to form Government. I am honoured to have been sworn in as the Minister for Child Protection in the Marshall Liberal Government and look forward to the challenges ahead. 

Remembrance Day at Walkerville Memorial Garden

On Wednesday, November 11th, 2015, Rachel attended the Remembrance Day Ceremony at Walkerville Memorial Garden. This year it makes the 97th anniversary of the end of World War I.

Neighbour Day 2017

Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, encouraging people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood.

 

The Big Issue CEO Selling Challenge

Rachel joined Big Issue Vendor, Vernon, on Monday, 1 February outside the Body Shop at Rundle Mall to sell copies of The Big Issue. This is the second year that Rachel has participated in the CEO Selling Challenge to show her support and to take a stand against homelessness and disadvantage.

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.

 

Adelaide White Ribbon Breakfast

White Ribbon Australia’s campaign asks people to stand up, speak out and act to prevent men’s violence against women. As the Shadow Minister for Families and Child Protection and Social Housing, Rachel is faced with some harsh realities of domestic violence while she works to assist those experiencing domestic violence.

Operation Flinders - Parliament House

For the past 3 years Rachel has been supporting Operation Flinders by setting up a Prospect Chapter and raising money to support 10 local youth aged 14-17 years old to participate in the Operations Flinders program.