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More South Australian children in care with completed case plans

Thursday, August 1, 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.  
 
At 30 June 2019, 88.9 per cent of children and young people in care have a completed case plan.  
 
At 30 June 2018, 53.4 per cent of children and young people in state care had current case plans recorded and the national average was 83.8 per cent.  
 
At  30 June 2017, the figure was just 28.9 per cent.  
 
“I’m really pleased to report that at 30 June 2019, 88.9 per cent of children and young people in care have a completed case plan,” said Minister for Child Protection Rachel Sanderson.  
 
“In just 12 months, this is a huge turnaround and speaks volumes to the Government’s focus and commitment to improve outcomes for children and young people in care.  

“Every day, this Government continues to strive towards making improvements in our child protection system and our utmost priority remains the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in care.”   

Case plans ensure there is a focus on each child or young person’s individual needs and future planning.  

Case plans are a place where a child’s needs are recorded centrally, along with decisions including contact with family, maintaining connection to culture and plans for reunification.