New working with children checks are law from 1 July 2019.
This applies to carers, service providers, volunteers, long-term guardians, child protection workers and more.
The department has collaborated with SA Police and several other support agencies in Whyalla to open a dedicated space for youth in the Westland Shopping Centre.
This week is the Family Matters National Week of Action (20-26 May), a call to action for building a better future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people.
The State Government has engaged InComPro to establish an Aboriginal-specific residential care service for young people that is both therapeutic and culturally responsive.