To promote greater transparency across government, the department has made available under FOI their recent determinations that contain non-personal information to the public. This process is governed by Premier and Cabinet Circular PC045.

The disclosure log lists information that has been released by the agency in response to a request for access to information under the Freedom of Information Act 1991 received after 1 October 2017.

Other information released by the department can be found on the proactive disclosure of government information page.

What information is available?

The department will make information and documents available to the public that have already been disclosed to an FOI applicant.

Some information accessed under the Freedom of Information Act 1991 is not included in this list including:

  • personal information
  • documents or material that are exempt under Schedule 1 of the Act
  • information that can't be published due to required deletions or redactions to the documents
  • documents that are technically difficult to publish.

Disclosure log

Date of release Agency reference Application summary Level of access
4 June 2020 MCP2020-F002359

Copies of any and all documents (including but not limited to hard copy or electronic briefings, minutes, reports, file notes, emails, letters, meeting agendas, diary entries, contracts, financial documents, invoices, video and audio recordings, messaging services and SMS communications, and any other correspondence) relating to children in state care being looked after in hotels, motels, caravan parks or other temporary accommodation from 22 March 2018 to the present.


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Nil Documents - Full

Date of release Agency reference Application summary Level of access
19 December 2019MCP2019-F---627All files, reports, document, invoices, briefings and emails detailing the cost of indoor plants in the Office of the Minister - Hon Rachel Sanderson for the period January 1, 2019 to 21 November, 2019

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Released in full
16 October 201919MCP/1314All documents including emails, correspondence, memos, briefings and any other documents relating to the selection panel and process regarding the appointment of Mr Samuel Diprose as Senior Business Support Officer

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Released in part
11 October 201919MCP/1264
19MCP/1265
19MCP/1266 
Copies of any and all documents (including but not limited to hard copy or electronic briefings, minutes, reports, emails, letters, meeting agendas, diary entries and any other correspondence) between the Minister and/or Minister's Office staff and the Attorney-General and/or the Attorney-­General's Office in regard to any FOi between 18 March 2018 and 12 September 2019

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Released in full
11 October 201919MCP/1261
19MCP/1262
19MCP/1263 
Copies of any and all documents (including but not limited to hard copy or electronic briefings, minutes, reports, emails, letters, meeting agendas, diary entries and any other correspondence) between the Minister and/or Minister's Office staff and the Treasurer and/or the Treasurer's Office in regard to any FOi between 18 March 2018 and 12 September 2019

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Released in full
11 October 201919MCP/1260
19MCP/1259
19MCP/1258 
Copies of any and all documents (including but not limited to hard copy or electronic briefings, minutes, reports, emails, letters, meeting agendas, diary entries and any other correspondence) between the Minister and/or Minister's Office staff and the Premier and/or the Premier's Office in regard to any FOi between 18 March 2018 and 12 September 2019

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Released in full
24 September 201919MCP/1215

A copy of all receipts, invoices and details of any other expenditure paid for or reimbursed by the Ministerial Office or the Department for Child Protection for Minister Sanderson and her adviser to travel to the United Kingdom, London and Leeds between 18 May to 26 May 2019.

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Refused access
16 August 201919MCP/1015Copies of any and all documents (including but not limited to physical, electronic, or handwritten correspondence, letters, emails, briefs, minutes, diary entries and any other correspondence) between the Minister and/or Minister's Office staff and Mr James Stevens and/or the Liberal for Sturt campaign between 1 January 2019 and 18 May 2019

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Released in full
16 August 201919MCP/1012Copies of any and all documents (including but not limited to physical, electronic, or handwritten correspondence, letters, emails, briefs, minutes, diary entries and any other correspondence) between the Minister and/or Minister's Office staff and Ms Nicolle Flint and/or the Liberal for Boothby campaign between 1 January 2019 and 18 May 2019.

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Released in part
16 August 201919MCP/1010Copies of any and all documents (including but not limited to physical, electronic, or handwritten correspondence, letters, emails, briefs, minutes, diary entries and any other correspondence) between the Minister and/or Minister's Office staff and Ms Georgina Downer and/or the Liberal for Mayo campaign between 1 January 2019 and 18 May 2019

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Nil documents - full
16 August 201919MCP/1007copy of any current document which lists all staff and/or job titles in the Minister's Office AND a copy of the current Confidential Ministers Directory between 1 January 2019 and 17 July 2019

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Released in part
11 July 201919MCP/0700Since March 2018, copies of all documents, including emails, minutes, invoices, memos relation to the cost of any media or communications training

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Nil documents - full
11 June 201919MCP/0624Since 17 March 2018, copies of any and all documents (including but not limited to physical, electronic, or written briefs, minutes, emails, internal correspondence and any other correspondence) regarding the Buthera Agreement.

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Refused access
7 June 2019 F162/18-19

The current version of the Out of Home Care Financial Agreement Policy; all versions of the Out of Home Care Financial Agreement Policy in use since January 1, 2018; All policies and guidance notes regarding exceptional needs funding for foster and kinship carers since January 1, 2018; and correspondence addressed to, from, or involving the Chief Executive of the Department for Child Protection regarding the Out of Home Care Financial Agreement Policy between 18 March 2018 and 21 February 2019.

Date range: 1/1/2018 – 21/2/2019.

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Released in full
7 June 2019 F161/18-19

Correspondence relating to media inquiries from Casey Briggs of ABC News, including but not limited to emails, text messages, and reports. I also seek access to any policy or guidance notes regarding home modifications and/or fit for purpose vehicles for foster or kinship carers.

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Released in part
7 June 2019 F160/18-19

Communications, documents, briefs and emails created or sent by staff who work in either the Department for Child Protection’s Adelaide head office or Salisbury local office between 1 January 2018 and 21 February 2019, which relate to applications for home modifications and fit-for-purpose vehicles for foster carers; and instructions and guidance notes to staff of the DCP relating to applications for home modifications and fit-for-purpose vehicles for foster carers between 1 January 2018 and 21 February 2019.

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Released in part
10 May 201919MCP/0464From 17 March 2018 to 31 July 2018, copies of any and all documents (including but not limited to physical, electronic or written briefs, minutes, emails, diary entries, letters and any other physical correspondence) regarding annual Christmas lunch or end of year celebration arrangements for foster carers and kinship carers

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Nil documents - full
6 May 201919MCP/0423Since 17 March 2018, copies of any and all documents (including but no limited to physical, electronic, written briefs, minutes, emails, diary entries, meeting notes, audio and video recordings, text messages and any other correspondence) about cases of meningococcal, otherwise known as bacterial meningitis, diagnosed in children or young people in residential or commercial care or any other form of state care.

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Released in part
22 March 201919MCP/0229Dear Sir/Madam I write seeking access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1991. Specifically, I am seeking the following documents and communications created between 21 January 2019 and 21 February 2019: * correspondence relating to media inquiries from Casey Briggs of ABC News, including but not limited to emails, text messages, and reports; I advise that I am not interested in communications that Casey Briggs was a recipient or author of. I also advise I am not interested in duplicate copies of documents or documents that have already been publicly released. I would also like advice if the information I have sought is due to be released under FOi to individuals or organisations prior to finalisation of my FOi application. I also note the onus rests with the agency to prove why any information should not be released under the Act and I request the agency provide evidence in support of any assumptions or assertions used to justify non-disclosure. I also advise the agency I am seeking a total reduction in fees and charges associated with this request as release of the information will: contribute to community understanding on an important issue and inform debate and improve government accountability and transparency. Further, the ABC is a non-profit, publicly funded broadcaster and warrants a remission of fees and charges on that basis. I also request the agency provide a five-day waiting period before provision of the information I have sought onto any disclosure Jog as this will assist the ABC in the preparation of any material for broadcast or publication including assessing the information and seeking additional comment including from government. I refer to the OAJC guidelines on this issue and request that if the agency ignores these guidelines that detailed reasons why be provided. If I can assist with the processing of my request, including negotiation of scope, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email.

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Released in part
6 March 201919MCP/0186Since 17 March 2018, copies of all invoices and receipts of charges against the Office Manager's credit card in the Office of the Minister for Child Protection

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Nil documents - full
6 march 201919MCP/0167Since 17 March 2018, copies of all statements of the Office Manager's credit card in the Office of the Minister for Child Protection.

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Released in full
6 March 201919MCP/0166Since 17 March 2018, copies of all reimbursement forms made to staff within the Office of the Minister for Child Protection

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Released in part
5 March 201918MCP/1243Since 1 August, 2018, copies of any and all documents (including by not limited to physical, electronic, or written briefs, minutes, emails, diary entries, letters and any other correspondence) regarding annual Christmas lunch or end of year celebration arrangements for foster carers and kinship carers.

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Released in part
28 February 2019 F138/18-19

All receipts, summaries, minutes, briefings and lists of attendees (including but not limited to physical, electronic, or written briefs, minutes, emails, diary entries, text messages and any other correspondence) regarding the event at "Press Food and Wine" and billed at $1005 in the ANZ Visa Statement for Cathy Taylor 4715 **** **** 0817 1 September 2018 to 30 September 2018.

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Full release
28 February 2019 F114/18-19

Since 1 August 2018, copies of any and all documents (including but not limited to physical, electronic, or written briefs, minutes, emails, diary entries, letters and any other correspondence) regarding annual Christmas lunch or end of year celebration arrangements for foster carers and kinship carers.

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Released in part

Date of release Agency reference Application summary Level of access
31 December 2018 F113/18-19

All files, reports documents, notes, briefings and emails detailing the cost of indoor plants in the Department for Child Protection for the period 18 March 2017 to 17 March 2018, and 18 March 2018 to date.

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Released in part
20 December 201818MCP/1229All files, reports, documents, notes, briefings and emails detailing the cost of indoor plants in the Minister for Child Protection's Ministerial office for the period 18 March 2017- 17 March 2018 and 18 March 2018 to date.

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Released in part
4 December 201818MCP/1067Since 17 March 2018, copies of any and all versions of any document which lists all staff and/or Job titles in the Minister's office, including department staff appointed to the Minister's office.

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Released in part
22 November 2018 F100/18-19

A copy of the briefing documents prepared for staff as part of the preparation for them appearing before the Budget and Finance Committee on the 15 October 2018.

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Refused access
17 September 201818MCP/0686Since 17 March 2018, copies of any and all versions of any document which lists all staff and/or job titles in the Minister's office, including department staff appointed to the Minister's office

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Released in part
31 August 2018 F036/18-19

Since 17 March 2018, copies of any and all documents (including but not limited to physical, electronic, or written briefs, minutes, emails, diary entries, meeting notes, court applications, court orders and any other correspondence) regarding applications to revoke an order granting guardianship of the child or young person to the Minister until the child or young person in 18 years of age made by the Department for Child Protection or the parents of the child or young person who is the subject of the order.

Date range from 17 March 2018 to 31 July 2018.

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Refused access
30 July 2018MCP/18/141Since 17 March 2018, copies of any and all documents (including but not limited to physical, electronic, or written briefs, minutes, emails, diary entries and any other correspondence) regarding the Treasurer's review of government funding and/or Treasurer's review of government expenditure.

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Nil documents - full
26 July 2018 F009/18-19

A list of all Freedom of Information requests received from the Liberal Opposition between 17 March 2014 and 16 March 2018.

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Released in part
26 July 2018 F278/17-18

Since 17 March 2018, copies of any and all documents (including but not limited to physical, electronic or written briefs, minutes, emails, dairy entries, and any other correspondence) which lists all staff attending meetings between the Minister and/or the Minister's staff and the Chief Executive, including both Ministerial and departmental staff.

Timeframe 17 March 2018 to 15 June 2018.

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Released in full
29 June 2018MCP/18/114Since 17 March 2018, copies of any and all documents (including but not limited to physical, electronic, or written briefs, minutes, emails, cliaty entritic, meeting notes and any other correspondence) regarding Grandparents fer Grandchildren

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Released in part
26 June 2018MCP/18/123"Since 17 March 2018, copies of any and all documents (including but not limited to physical, electronic or written briefs, minutes, emails, diary entries, CCTV, audio recordings, meeting notes and correspondence) related to ideas to reduce the number of children in out of home care, including but not limited to, access to care facilities by prospective carers and proposals to place children with potential carers."

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Nil documents - full
25 June 2018 F259/17-18

Since 17 March 2018, copies of any and all documents (including but not limited to physical, electronic, or written briefs, minutes, emails, diary entries and any other correspondence) which lists all departmental staff who have been allocated as the primary contact for the Minister or the Minister's staff or the Minister's office.

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Refused access
18 June 2018MCP/18/074The name of the electronic document, management or filing system or systems used by the Minister's office, and a current index of all briefs a) received by the Minister's office; b) requested by-the Minister's-office; c) generated by the Minister's office; d) returned to the department after consideration by the Minister's office staff.

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Released in full
14 June 2018MCP/18/073-1Since 17 March 2018, copies of any and all versions of any document which lists all staff and/or job titles in the Minister's office, * including departmental staff appointed to the Minister's office.
 
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Released in part
12 June 2018MCP/18/075Copies of any and all documents (including but not limited to physical, electronic or written briefs, minutes, emails, and any other documents) dated between 17 March 2018 and 9 May 2018 which lists the approximately 100 people the Minister is going to meet with as outlined in Hansard dated 10 May 2018.

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Released in part
12 June 2018 F260/17-18

Since 17 March 2018, copies of any and all documents (including but not limited to physical, electronic or written briefs, minutes, emails and any other documents) which lists or provides the name and position title of all senior Human Resources staff within the agency. Time frame: 17/03/2018 to 22/05/2018.

Note: Scope was amended to a copy of the following:

A list from a Human Resources system that includes the name and position titles of Directors, Managers and Team Leaders in Human Resources.

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Released in full
30 May 2018 F237/17-18

Any and all incoming government briefs (including but not limited to physical or electronic briefs, emails, and any other correspondence) from or for any entity forming part of the organisational structure of the agency, including the Chief Executive, the Minister or any of the Minister's staff between 15 March 2018 to 13 April 2018.

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Released in part
13 February 2018 F145/17-18

Request the numbers of foster carer households and kinship care households as at 30 June 2015 and 30 December 2015.

Note: Scope of date range amended from 30 June 2015 to 31 December 2015.

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Released in full
19 January 2018 F117/17-18

Copies of all statistical reports showing some or all of the following: Notifications to CARL, Screened in Notifications, notifications investigated, notifications dealt with by other means, Notifications Closed Without Action for the financial year 16/17.

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Released in full
19 January 2018 F116/17-18

Request the number of FTE employed by each directorate as at 30 June 2017 and the proposed number of FTE employed by the residential care directorate as at 31 December 2017.

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Released in full
19 January 2018 F115/17-18

Request a copy of all invoices, both inter department and third party, relating to Solution Based Casework, including but not limited to invoices relating to all travel expenses pertaining to implementation, training, servicing and maintenance of the system.

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Eight document identified and released in full
19 January 2018 F114/17-18

Request data regarding all children in residential care both government run and non-government run for the financial year 16/17 relating to:

  • Numbers of incidents of absconding
  • Numbers of pregnancies
  • Numbers of hospital admissions
  • Property damage total or per property
  • Criminal charges broken down by offence category.

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Available data released in full
19 January 2018 F113/17-18

Request government expenditure on residential care separated by government and non-government run facilities for 2016/17.

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Released in full

Date of release Agency reference Application summary Level of access
2 November 2017 F077/17-18

Request access to all documents relating to the budget and actual spend of social media promotion by the Department for Child Protection for the 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 periods.

Please note: scope of application changed to 2016/17 and 2017/18 periods which coincide with DCP's commencement as a standalone agency

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One document identified and released in full.
2 November 2017 F076/17-18

Request access to all correspondence (emails, briefing notes etc) between representatives of the Department for Premier and Cabinet and media/communications staff within the Department for Child Protection regarding social media promotion for the period of 1 January 2014 until  present.

Please note: scope of application changed to 1 November 2016 which coincides with DCP's commencement as a standalone agency.

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Three documents identified.

Two documents released in full and one in part.

Contact

Freedom of Information Team
Department for Child Protection
GPO Box 1072
Adelaide SA 5001

Telephone: 8226 4399
Email: DCP.FOI@sa.gov.au

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