• 'Who Can Say OK?' booklet

    The Who Can Say OK? booklet (PDF, 4.0 MB) outlines who can make day-to-day decisions and provide consent for children and young people in care.

    This resource is subject to periodic updates. It was last updated in October 2017 to reflect the establishment of the new Department for Child Protection (DCP) and the staff in DCP who can make decisions in the areas of interstate and overseas travel and passport applications.

  • Initial placement checklist

    The initial placement checklist (PDF 106KB) makes sure you and the child's social worker have the necessary information about the child coming into your care.

    For further information, speak with your support worker.

  • Privacy and personal information

    In some cases the Department for Child Protection (DCP) is required to share personal information with other agencies such as SA Police.

    The privacy and your personal information (PDF 273KB) fact sheet outlines your privacy rights when you have contact with the department.

  • Standards of Alternative Care

    The Standards of Alternative Care (PDF, 2.0 MB) outline the quality standards for care of children in alternative care. They are relevant to all contracted service providers, caseworkers and carers who have direct or indirect contact with children and young people in all forms of alternative care.

  • Boundaries and keeping yourself safe as a foster carer

    It is important to be aware that your actions could be misinterpreted by a child or young person in your care. Boundaries and keeping yourself safe as a foster carer (PDF 248KB) outlines ways to create clear boundaries and avoid misunderstandings and false accusations. This includes issues like:

    • privacy
    • affection
    • sexuality
    • communication.