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Recommendation number: 
4

Reinstitute the court liaison role (CLR) as a strategic link between the agency, the Family Court and the Youth Court, to improve system interface and to develop service responses in accordance with the requirements of each jurisdiction.

Response to recommendation: 

The South Australian Government accepted this recommendation on 12 August 2016.

The court liaison role was reinstituted in the form of the Court Services and Liaison Team within the Department for Child Protection. The team became operational in August 2016.

This team is currently providing valuable support to case workers and social workers across the Department for Child Protection. The team is responsible for managing the relationship and strategic link between the department and the Youth Court.

Further work will be undertaken to develop the role of this team in managing and strengthening strategic links between the department and the Family Court.

Lead agency: 
Department for Child Protection (DCP)
Status: 

Accepted - Phase 1 

Reform theme: 
Addressing child safety concerns