The Child Protection Systems Royal Commission was established in 2014 to investigate the child protection system in South Australia.
Royal Commissioner Margaret Nyland and her team looked at the laws, policies, practices and structures currently in place for children at risk of harm, abuse or neglect.
The royal commission:
- heard from 381 witnesses
- received 374 submissions
- examined 10,800 documents
- conducted 74 stakeholder engagements.
You can also read the report in sections.
Volume 1: summary and report
In Chapter 22: Promoting System Transparency in Part VI: System-Wide Changes to Improve Safety, the third sentence of the fourth paragraph under the heading ‘Child Death and Serious Injury Review Committee’ on page 584 reads:
'Private members receive a retention allowance of approximately $5,600 per year and are paid sitting fees.'
The correct information is:
'Private members are offered sitting fees for attendance at committee meetings only. Some members opt to waive their entitlement to those fees. Government employees do not receive sitting fees as membership is considered part of their substantive employment. The Chair receives an annual retention allowance of $7200.'
Volume 2 - case studies
Government's response to the royal commission
The government responded to recommendations in:
- A Fresh Start report
- 2018 A Fresh Start progress report
Read the reports and related information on the Department of Child Protection’s website.