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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.

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

11 October 2018

South Australians who experienced institutional child sexual abuse and their supporters are invited to mark the National Apology on Monday 22 October 2018.

Thank you to our foster and kinship carers

10 September 2018

The generosity, kindness and dedication of our foster and kinship carers will be celebrated during Foster and Kinship Carers’ Week.

Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017

28 February 2018

Phase one of the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 is now switched on.

DCP signs MOU with Backpacks 4 SA Kids

15 February 2018

The department and Backpacks 4 SA Kids have teamed up to give children entering care a backpack with essential and fun items to brighten their day.

Release of the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission report

8 August 2016

The Child Protection Systems Royal Commission report is now available.

Fresh start for child protection in South Australia begins today

31 October 2016

The new Department for Child Protection opens today signalling a fresh start for child protection in South Australia.

Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017

28 February 2018

Phase one of the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 is now switched on.