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Child protection

Changes to the law and help for people who have experienced child sexual abuse continue to be introduced nationally and in our state. 

Current child protection Bills

View the Bills related to protecting children and young people, which are currently before Parliament or have recently passed Parliament.

Working with children checks

The government is currently working on regulations to strengthen assessments for people who want to work or volunteer with children. Businesses can continue with their current screening practices until the new legislation commences.

National Redress Scheme

The Government of South Australia is setting up referral pathways and local services to help people benefit from the National Redress Scheme.

Processing of applications in South Australia is due to begin in 2019.

Royal Commission into Institutional responses to Child Sexual Abuse

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse made 189 recommendations for change.

The Child Protection Systems Royal Commission

The Child Protection Systems Royal Commission was established in 2014 to investigate the child protection system in South Australia.