Establish a Child Protection Service (CPS) unit at the Lyell McEwin Hospital.
Recruitment of the leadership team for the Child Protection Service (CPS) unit is complete. Policies and procedures are being developed to ensure the CPS provides a broad range of services.
The development of a child protection module for the SA Health Clinical Services Capability Framework is underway to assist in the consistent delivery of tertiary child protection services across SA Health.
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The South Australian Government accepts this recommendation.
Until now, South Australia has had 2 CPS units – one at Flinders Medical Centre and the other at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
In response to the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission, a CPS unit will be established at the Lyell McEwin Hospital. Implementation of this recommendation will be led by SA Health.
The Lyell McEwin is South Australia’s second largest birthing hospital, making it a logical choice for a northern hub for health-led child protection services.
The new CPS unit will be established in a staged approach over 12 months, noting that achievement of this deadline is dependent on the recruitment of staff.