Safe and well: Supporting families, protecting children is South Australia’s plan for supporting families at risk of entering the child protecting system to safely care for their children, protecting children and young people from harm including when they are in care, and investing in young people in care and leaving care to provide them with opportunities for a bright future.
Safe and well brings together the findings from two significant Royal Commissions: the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission and the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. In doing so, our aim is to create a connected, coordinated and programmatic reform approach that looks forward beyond the Royal Commissions towards a responsive and integrated child protection system.
This is our second annual report on the whole of government strategy, Safe and well: Supporting families, protecting children.
The report demonstrates how we are bringing together recommendations of both Royal Commissions where it makes sense to do so, refreshing our priority actions for the next 12 months, and highlighting our evolving strategic direction, the innovative programs of work underway across government, and our achievements of this past year.
Bringing like recommendations together means that we can ensure the focus remains on their intent and ensuring a connected and coordinated approach that makes a real difference to South Australian children, young people and families.
In addition to the annual report, we have also published an update on all Royal Commission recommendations that have not been reported as completed in previous reporting periods.