Review of the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017

As part of our efforts to help build a better South Australian child protection system, we are reviewing the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017.

We want to hear from a wide range of stakeholders including young people, families, carers, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal stakeholders, advocacy bodies, service providers, other sector partners and academics. We want to hear about your experiences with the Act, what you think is working well and how the legislation can be improved.

Background

The Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 (CYPS Act) commenced in February 2018.

The CYPS Act states that the Government must review this legislation and produce a report about what it finds before the fifth anniversary of the commencement of the Act. Based on these dates, the review report is due before 26 February 2023.

As part of this review, the State Government has committed to consult widely. This includes supporting a number of forums in regional and metropolitan areas.

How can you have your say?

  • Visit www.yoursay.sa.gov.au/CYPSActReview, where you can read the Discussion Paper and take the survey
  • Register for a public consultation session (links below)
  • Email a submission to: DCPCYPSActReview@sa.gov.au
  • Post a submission to: CYPS Act Review, Department for Child Protection, GPO Box 1072, Adelaide SA 5001

Submissions close on Friday 4 November 2022 at 11.59pm. 

What are the next steps?

Following the review, a report will be prepared and provided to the Minister for Child Protection.

  • The final report is expected to be tabled in Parliament in March 2023.
  • Pending the report's recommendations, consultation on a draft amendment bill will take place in 2023.

Targeted consultations: Aboriginal Stakeholders

Monday 19 September, 1pm - 4pm

Venue: Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, 253 Grenfell St, Adelaide

Register to attend

Thursday 20 October, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Venue: Ceduna Foreshore Hotel Motel, 32 O’Loughlin Terrace, Ceduna

Register to attend

Friday 28 October, 1pm - 3.30pm

Venue: Riddoch Arts & Cultural Centre, 1 Bay Road, Mount Gambier

Register to attend

Friday 23 September, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Venue: Bridgeport Hotel, 2 Bridge St, Murray Bridge

Register to attend

Tues 25 October, 9am - 11.30am

Venue: Standpipe Golf Motor Inn, 3-5 Daw St, Port Augusta West (Charles Chapel Room)

Register to attend

General consultations: Metropolitan

Monday 19 September, 9am - 12pm

Venue: Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, 253 Grenfell St, Adelaide

Register to attend

Wednesday 21 September, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Venue: Central District Football Club’s Grand Central Tavern, 12 Goodman Rd, Elizabeth

Register to attend

Tuesday 20 September, 1pm - 4pm

Venue: Club Marion, 262 Sturt Road, Marion

Register to attend

General consultations: Regional

Friday 28 October, 9.30am - 12pm

Venue: Riddoch Arts & Cultural Centre, 1 Bay Road, Mount Gambier

Register to attend

Friday 21 October, 9am - 12pm

Venue: Port Lincoln Yacht Club, 1 Eyre Street, Port Lincoln

Register to attend

Tuesday 18 October, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Venue: Uniting Country SA Parham Street Centre, 3 Parham St, Port Pirie

Register to attend

Tues 25 October, 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Venue: Westland Hotel Motel, 100 Mcdouall Stuart Ave, Whyalla Norrie (Oasis room)

Register to attend