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The department

The wellbeing of our children is the responsibility of our entire community

The Department for Child Protection works to keep South Australia's children safe by protecting them from abuse and harm and providing alternative care for children and young people when living at home is no longer an option.

Our vision is for a future where children, young people and families are safe, supported and connected.

About the department

Learn about our Minister, Chief Executive, how the department works as well as our strategic direction into the future.

Work in child protection

Learn how you can protect South Australia’s most vulnerable children and families by working with us.

Foster care

We need all kinds of foster carers - learn more about becoming a carer and making a difference in the community.