Investing in their future is a whole of government commitment recognising the responsibility of the state government when children and young people come into care.
This is about more than just meeting basic needs, it is about actively pursuing every opportunity for children and young people in care to have priority access to services that will help them achieve their personal best.
Priority access can mean a number of different things depending on the service or program. This may be:
- a fee waiver
- an expanded service
- speed or ease of access.
Children and young people in care may be eligible for the Investing in their future initiative if they have been placed under one of the following orders and agreements:
- Custody and guardianship orders pursuant to section 53 of the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 (the Act) for a period of 6 months or more
- Unaccompanied humanitarian minors under the Guardianship of the Chief Executive
- Family Group Conference arrangements initiated prior to the commencement of the Act, and subject to transitional arrangements.
Depending on a specific service or program, there may be more specific eligibility criteria.
Investing in their future is an initiative under the state government’s broader child protection strategy, Safe and well: supporting families, protecting children.
For more information, contact CPReform@sa.gov.au