The South Australian Child Protection Awards will recognise the broad range of contributions made across the child protection sector to improve the lives of families, children and young people.

Celebrating an achievement of a child or young person (or group of children/young people) who has had a care experience (up to 25 years).

Recognising an individual or organisation who has made outstanding active efforts to implement the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle, including the precursor element Identification and/or one or more of the core elements of Prevention, Partnership, Placement, Participation and Connection.

This award provides children and young people with a care experience up to 25 years the opportunity to nominate someone such as a carer, support worker or agency who has made a positive difference to their lives, particularly through assisting them to have a voice.

Outstanding Service Award – Non-government organisations

Outstanding Service Award – Across Government

Outstanding Service Award – Department for Child Protection

Outstanding Service Award – Regional

These awards recognises an individual’s or team’s contribution to outstanding services to better care for and protect children and young people.

Recognises assessed and approved foster, specific-child only and Long Term Guardianship (Specified Person) carers, who have made a significant contribution to the lives of children and young people in care.

Recognises assessed and approved kinship carers, who have made a significant contribution to the lives of children and young people in care.

Recognising the invaluable contributions to child protection made by volunteers working in government or non-government agencies.

Recognising an individual or organisation who has supported the voice of children and young people in care to be heard in decisions that impact them.

How to nominate

All nominations should be made using the online nomination form.

Nominations will close on Monday 1 August 2022 at 11.59pm.

If you are unable to use the online form please phone the South Australian Child Protection Awards project team on 08 8226 6815 or email SAChildProtectionAwards@sa.gov.au.