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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.

Boost to Child Protection frontline

23 August 2019

The government initiative to broaden accepted qualifications for child protection workers has boosted front-line case manager roles.

Cultural capability a key driver for improving care for Aboriginal children and young people

22 August 2019

The Department has committed to strengthening its cultural capability and growing its Aboriginal workforce.

Dame Roma Mitchell Grants helping young people with a care experience achieve their dreams

21 August 2019

The State Government is urging young people with a care experience to apply for the new round of Dame Roma Mitchell Grants to help them study and live independently.

More South Australian children in care with completed case plans

1 August 2019

The State Government has rapidly turned around the number of South Australian children and young people in care with completed case plans in just 12 months.

Extended carer payments supporting young people to reach their full potential

26 July 2019

A State Government program which extended carer payments is already being accessed by young people.

New interactive recruitment website to help attract foster carers across South Australia

16 July 2019

A new foster care recruitment website has been launched.

First Aboriginal Action Plan to improve outcomes for Aboriginal children and young people in care

8 July 2019

The department has released its Aboriginal Action Plan 2019-20.

Publication of Ombudsman’s Report

28 June 2019

Statement regarding publication of the Ombudsman's Report.

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.