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Media centre

The Department for Child Protection provides support and service to vulnerable and at risk children, young people and families in South Australia.

The Media and Digital unit, within the Media and Communications Directorate keeps the community engaged through the media with the latest news on initiatives, developments and events focusing on child protection.

Contacting the Media and Digital unit

Please direct all media enquiries for the Department for Child Protection to the DCP Media Hotline
0437 953 016. This is a 24 hour line for media enquiries.

Media queries can be directed by email to DCPMedia [at] sa.gov.au.

New consolidated intensive support system for at risk children and families

14 March 2019

The State Government will consolidate services and staff from several departments to establish a new system of intensive support services.

Government of South Australia joins National Redress Scheme

31 January 2019

The scheme provides acknowledgement and support to people who experienced institutional child abuse.

Taking action to protect Australia's children

30 January 2019

The final instalment of a national framework which aims to ensure the safety and wellbeing of Australia’s children has been released.

Have you seen 'Instant Family'?

8 January 2019 New movie 'Instant Family' provides an opportunity to promote the need for foster carers for our state’s most vulnerable children.

Carer payments now extended to young people aged 21

9 January 2019

Family-based carers are now able to access carer payments for young people up to age 21 to help them reach their full potential.

New early intervention pilot program aims to keep families together

18 December 2018

The State Government will pilot a new early intervention program for families at risk.

Progress to better protect children from institutional child sexual abuse

4 December 2018

The State Government has tabled the first annual report for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

New pilot program helping young people transition from care to adulthood

20 November 2018

A new State Government program being delivered by community organisations is helping young people in care transition to adult life in regional SA.

Giving young people skills to live independently

31 October 2018

A new program giving young people in care the life skills to transition to independent living is now being offered in Whyalla.

SA events to recognise National Apology to survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

11 October 2018

South Australians who experienced institutional child sexual abuse are invited to mark the National Apology.