Changes to the law and other initiatives aim to better protect children, and to help those who have experienced child sexual abuse.
View the Bills related to protecting children and young people, which are currently before Parliament or have recently passed Parliament.
The roundtable’s recommendations have now been provided to government and released publicly.
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.
The Government of South Australia is now formally participating in the National Redress Scheme, which acknowledges and supports people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse made 189 recommendations for change.
The Child Protection Systems Royal Commission was established in 2014 to investigate the child protection system in South Australia.