Media Releases

Average cost of care per child in SA decreases

The Liberal Government has reduced the average cost of care per child within the state’s child protection system in 2018-19 through increasing family-based care options and contract reform.

UK social work expert shares learnings to SA social workers

World-renowned UK social work expert Emeritus Professor Eileen Munro is currently in Adelaide sharing her knowledge and expertise about navigating the complexity of working with children and families in the child protection space, with local social workers.

“Thanks” to our carers who support and care for our most vulnerable children

The Liberal Government would like to say “thank you” to our hardworking foster and kinship
carers during 2019 National Foster and Kinship Care Week.

Liberal Government expanding permanency options in South Australia

The Liberal Government is proactively consulting on the practice of open adoption from care as one of a range of permanency options in South Australia available for children and young people.

Child Protection front-line boost thanks to Liberal Government reform

The Liberal Government’s initiative to broaden the accepted qualifications for child protection workers has resulted in a boost to front-line case manager roles.

To help fill dozens of vacancies, a 100-day Marshall Liberal Government commitment following the March 2018 pledged to broaden qualifications for child protection workers.

Dame Roma Mitchell Grants helping young people with a care experience achieve their dreams

The Liberal Government is urging young people with a care experience to apply for the new round of Dame Roma Mitchell Grants to help them study and live independently. 

More South Australia children in care with case plans

The Liberal Government has rapidly turned around the number of children and young people in care with completed case plans in just 12 months.

Liberal Government extended carer payments supporting young people to reach their full potential

A Liberal Government program which extended carer payments for young people up to the
age of 21 has already been accessed by 17 young people and more than 100 are set to
become eligible over the next three years.

New interactive recruitment website to help attract foster carers across South Australia

A new, more engaging foster care recruitment website is attracting strong attention from potential carers, generating almost 80 online enquiries in its first month.

First Aboriginal Action Plan to improve outcomes for Aboriginal children and young people in care

The Department for Child Protection has released its first Aboriginal Action Plan with the aim of helping reduce the over representation of Aboriginal young people and children coming into care.