Media Releases

New pilot program helping young people transitioning from care to adulthood

A new State Government pilot program being delivered by two leading community organisations is helping young people in care with complex needs transition smoothly into adult life in regional South Australia.

Government taskforce to redesign SA’s child abuse and neglect early intervention and prevention system

A newly formed State Government Taskforce has been charged with redesigning South Australia’s child abuse and neglect early intervention and prevention system.

The Taskforce establishment forms part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s commitment to targeting early intervention and prevention, with the aim of reducing the impact and extent of child abuse and neglect in South Australia.

Adelaide to host world leading congress on child abuse and neglect

The State Government has won a bid to host a world leading congress, with more than 1000 international experts set to converge on Adelaide in late 2020 to discuss new and innovative ways to prevent and respond to child abuse and neglect.

New funding towards South Australian research to tackle child abuse and neglect

The State Government has awarded the state’s leading researchers an almost $1 million boost towards further understanding and tackling child abuse and neglect.

Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink said the two postdoctoral fellowship programs, worth just under $1 million over two years, will be critical in shaping the state’s early intervention services in the future.

SA National Apology events today for victims and survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

South Australians who experienced institutional child sexual abuse and their supporters will gather at ceremonial events across the state this morning to mark the National Apology.

The event, which falls during National Children’s Week, 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.

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.

Liberal Government says “thank you” to foster and kinship carers

The Marshall Liberal Government is this week celebrating the state’s selfless and hardworking foster and kinship carers during 2018 National Foster and Kinship Care Week.

Minister for Child Protection Rachel Sanderson said she wanted to take the opportunity to thank “each and every foster and kinship carer in South Australia”.

State Government makes child protection a priority

The Marshall Liberal Government is committed to protecting the state’s most vulnerable children and young people providing additional funding in the 2018-19 State Budget.

Marshall Government honours 100-day child protection agreement

The Marshall Government has delivered on its 100-day commitment to extend foster care payments for young people up to 21 years of age and broaden the qualifications accepted for child protection workers to help fill dozens of vacancies.