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A fresh start focus groups and events

    Key partners forum

    The last key partners forum was held on Thursday, 18 May 2017.

    The forum included a question and answer session with an expert panel of: 

    • Cathy Taylor - Chief Executive of the Department for Child Protection
    • Paul Nixon - Chief Social Worker, Child, Youth and Family New Zealand
    • Rob Martin - Executive Director, Child and Family Welfare Association of South Australia
    • Craig Rigney - Chief Executive Officer, Kornar Winmil Yunti

    Watch Paul Nixon's presentation

    Watch the Q&A session

    You can also read the responses to the questions asked (PDF 256KB) at the session. 

    Upcoming consultation

    Consultation for Aboriginal families and community, and for children and young people is being planned and a strategy developed in partnership with the Aboriginal Community Leadership Reference Group will be released shortly.

    Previous consultation

    A series of focus groups have recently been held in regional and metropolitan areas to shape key system reform priorities including: 

    • Out of home care
    • Child and Family Assessment and Referral Network (CFARNS) locations
    • Child Safety Pathway

    See our infographic (PDF 135KB) for a snapshot of the first round of consultation. 

    Engagement reports 

    The following reports collate the feedback received at our earlier focus groups.

    Facebook Live

    On Friday April 7 we held a Facebook Live Q&A session. 

    Visit our Facebook page to see the video, or read the transcript (PDF 293KB)


    The Child Protection Reform Implementation Team undertook online consultation through the yourSAy website.

    While consultation has now closed, you can still see the feedback from the community on the discussion board, and other information about the reform implementation. 


    Reform Implementation team

    Email: CPReform [at] sa.gov.au