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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.

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.

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.