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Child protection reform governance

Key deliverables
  • Various groups and panels will meet regularly to ensure reforms are on track and relevant stakeholders are being consulted
  • Statewide reforms will be carefully managed and government agencies will work together to achieve system wide reform
  • We will partner with the Aboriginal community to make decisions and implement reforms.

Reforming the child protection system requires collaboration, organisation, planning and effective governance. 

Governance groups will oversee and advise on reforms and how they are implemented. Refer to the governance framework (PDF 945KB) for more details. 

Child Protection Reform Cabinet Committee (CPRCC)

The Child Protection Reform Cabinet Committee comprises relevant government Ministers. It is a forum to consider strategic policy directions and make important decisions for statewide child protection reform. 

The Deputy Premier if the Cabinet Committee Chair, which meets regularly and is supported by a range of advisory bodies. 

Child Safety and Wellbeing Advisory Panel

The Child Safety and Wellbeing Advisory Panel meets quarterly and is co-chaired by the CEO, Aboriginal Family Support Services and the Chief Executive, Department for Education and Child Development. 

For more information and meeting minutes see Child Safety and Wellbeing Advisory Panel.

Child Protection Reform Portfolio Management Board (PMB)

The Portfolio Management Board ensures reforms are coordinated across government by:

  • monitoring implementation
  • addressing and mitigating any risks
  • endorsing major program deliverables. 

Membership includes Chief Executives and Deputy Chief Executives from government agencies responsible for leading reforms.

The PMB is chaired by the Department for Child Protection Chief Executive and meets monthly.  

Coordinating Group for Care and Protection (CGCP)

The Coordinating Group for Care and Protection meets monthly and provides coordination and strategic support for cross-government initiatives concerning the care and protection of children from prevention and early intervention initiatives to out of home care and post-care services.

Practice Advisory Group

The Practice Advisory Group meets monthly and is a forum for senior child protection experts to influence the design and delivery of the new child protection system.

Child Protection Reform Implementation Team

The Child Protection Reform Implementation Team oversees the coordination of child protection reform. This team comprises program managers and program leads responsible for reform implementation, including planning, supporting and reporting across government. 

How we will know we are making a difference

Strong governance increases effective planning, implementation and engagement across system reforms. Governance also increases accountability and ensures deliverables are on target or being met. 

For more information about child protection reform governance download A Fresh Start - progress report (PDF 1.3MB)


Reform Implementation team

Email: CPReform [at] sa.gov.au