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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 working with children checks from 1 July

31 May 2019 Stronger, more effective and transparent screening laws for people working or volunteering with children come into effect on 1 July 2019 – working with children checks.

New space providing support for local youth in Whyalla

27 May 2019

The department has collaborated with SA Police and several other support agencies in Whyalla to open a dedicated space for youth in the Westland Shopping Centre.

Free community event on 25 May 2019 for Family Matters National Week of Action

20 May 2019

This week is the Family Matters National Week of Action (20-26 May), a call to action for building a better future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people.

New residential care model to help Aboriginal children stay connected and overcome trauma

14 May 2019

The State Government has engaged InComPro to establish an Aboriginal-specific residential care service for young people that is both therapeutic and culturally responsive.

Port Augusta cleans up at social worker awards

6 May 2019 Two social workers from our Port Augusta office have taken out awards at the 2019 South Australian Social Worker of the Year Awards.

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.