Media Releases

“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.

New residential care model to help Aboriginal children stay connected and overcome trauma

The State Government has engaged InComPro to establish an Aboriginal-specific residential care service for young people that is both therapeutic and culturally responsive.

The ground-breaking Northern suburbs service, which is scheduled to open later this month, will house four Aboriginal young people across two homes.

InComPro is now one of two Aboriginal community-controlled organisations that specialise in providing residential care for Aboriginal young people.

Liberal Government encourages families to ride, walk and scoot to school and launches new safety website

The Liberal Government is encouraging schools and families to join more than 350,000 students across the nation who will ride, walk, scoot and skate to and from school on National Ride2School Day today.