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Recommendation number: 
5

Move the Office of Child Protection and the functions of Families SA out of the Department for Education and Child Development to establish a separate department that has the business of child protection as its primary focus, and which has elements and functions as set out in this report.

Response to recommendation: 

The South Australian Government accepted this interim recommendation on 21 June 2016.

The new Department for Child Protection was established on 1 November 2016. The functions of Families SA were moved out of the Department for Education and Child Development and into the new agency, which has child protection as its primary focus.

To make the transition as seamless as possible, the new department has retained Families SA’s contact numbers.

For more information on the new department visit https://www.childprotection.sa.gov.au/

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

Accepted - Completed

Reform theme: 
System enablers (agency reform)