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11 November 2016

Applications have opened for South Australia’s first Commissioner for Children and Young People.

3 November 2016

The Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Bill has been passed by Parliament, strengthening background checks for people wanting to work or volunteer with children and young people.

19 October 2016

The establishment of a Commissioner for Children and Young People is now underway, after Parliament passed the enabling legislation.

14 September 2016

Today the South Australian Government announced that Queensland-based child protection expert Cathy Taylor has been appointed as Chief Executive of the new Department for Child Protection.

1 September 2016

The draft Children and Young People (Oversight and Advocacy Bodies) Bill 2016 (PDF 182KB) aims to strengthen the oversight of child protection matters in South Australia, and ensure greater advocacy for the rights and wellbeing of children.

31 August 2016

Laws covering the proposed Commissioner for Children and Young People and other agencies which advocate for children and young people will be brought together in a new Bill.

27 August 2016

The Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Bill 2016 (PDF 157KB) will reform how we undertake working with children checks in South Australia.

26 August 2016

The South Australian Government has announced the creation of a Commissioner for Children and Young People.

23 August 2016

Today the State Government announced legislative changes aimed at breaking down the artifical walls that prevent the sharing of information

23 August 2016

Artificial walls preventing sharing information which illuminates challenging problems will be broken down by changes to be put to Parliament.


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