A new family reunification program is being launched as part of a joint $18.2 million State-Federal Government initiative to help bring children in care and their parents safely back together.
The Marshall Liberal Government remains committed to protecting the state’s most vulnerable
children and young people with $609 million allocated in the State Budget 2020-21 to child
protection this financial year
More than 100 new family-based carers have put up their hands to provide safe and loving homes for the state’s most vulnerable children and young people over the past 12 months.
The Marshall Liberal Government is investing $1 million to support world-leading research through new child protection scholarships and in turn, better support our most vulnerable children and young people.
Small businesses in the city impacted by COVID-19 will benefit from new Marshall Liberal Government grants of up to $10,000 towards enhancing and activating their outdoor areas, supporting jobs and driving patronage in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Following extensive consultation and advice from key child protection stakeholders, the State Government will not pursue opening a secure care facility for children and young people in care at this time.
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.
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.