The SA Child Protection Awards will recognise the contributions government, non-government and philanthropic partners have made to improve the lives of families, children and young people.

An award recognising an individual or organisation that has delivered outstanding targeted intensive family support services for families with multiple and complex needs, providing them with foundations to thrive and stay together safely.

An award recognising an individual or organisation that has excelled in providing education, early education and/or learning supports for SA children and young people in care to enable them to improve their education and learning outcomes.

An award recognising an individual or organisation that has excelled in providing health, development, disability and/or wellbeing supports for SA children and young people in care to enable them to improve their health and development outcomes.

  • Metropolitan Award
  • Regional Award

An award recognising an individual or organisation that has developed or implemented outstanding services to better care for and protect children and young people in care.

An award recognising an individual or organisation that has excelled in providing young people in care with the relevant skills and knowledge to feel supported in their transition from care to independence.

An award 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.

An award 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.

An award recognising an individual or organisation who has produced an article, news story, series, publication, campaign or communications strategy that demonstrates a significant contribution to responsible reporting of child protection issues.

An award recognising an individual or organisation who has made an outstanding contribution to child protection research in South Australia.

Recognition categories

2021 Carer of the Year awards

  • 2021 SA Foster Carer award
  • 2021 SA Kinship Carer award

Recognising the invaluable contributions to child protection made by carers in South Australia.

*The 2021 SA Foster Carer award includes foster carers and specific-child only carers.

2021 Volunteer of the Year award

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