Media Releases

Better supporting children and young people in residential care

Children and young people living in residential care will benefit from a new, trauma-informed, therapeutic model of care – with the aim of better supporting, empowering and engaging our most vulnerable South Australians.

South Australians opening hearts and minds to foster care

Community interest in providing safe, loving, nurturing homes for children and young people in need has increased during the coronavirus, as South Australians turn their minds to how they can help others.

New campaign encourages South Australians to foster

A new social media campaign will be launched this week encouraging South Australians to consider foster care at this time of uncertainty.

COVID-19 one-off cash boost for our foster and kinship carers

South Australia’s foster and kinship carers will receive a one-off, immediate $200 payment from the Marshall Liberal Government for each child or young person in their care in a bid to help families buy essential cleaning and hygiene products to help slow the spread of Coronavirus.

New program keeping children safe at home

A new, $3 million State Government intensive family support program is showing early signs of success in keeping children safe at home with their families.

Congratulations to young people in care who finished SACE

The Liberal Government is congratulating the 275 young people in care who completed Year 11 and 12 SACE this year.

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.