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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.

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.

Maintaining cultural connections

26 May 2017

One of our foster carers shares how she keeps her foster children connected to family, community and culture.

Department for Child Protection takes the pledge because Family Matters

15 May 2017

The department today became the first state government agency in SA to formally commit through signing the Family Matters' statement of commitment.

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.