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Recommendation: 

Implement a structure in the new department that reduces the hierarchies between leadership and front-line workers.

Response to recommendation: 

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

As an order of priority, the chief executive, Department for Child Protection has been tasked with reviewing and implementing a flatter structure, where streamlined communication between executive and frontline workers is encouraged.

Progress update: 

A new leadership structure has been established which has reduced hierarchies between leadership and front-line workers. From July 2017, DCP began implementing the new regional structure within the Service Delivery and Practice directorate, and have recruited the 4 regional directors. 

More detail on the structure can be found on the DCP website

Terms of Reference for the Senior Executive Group have been approved. As part of the operation of the Senior Executive Group, meetings are held at different sites across the department to provide an opportunity for front-line workers to connect with the Executive and share their experiences, ideas and feedback on changes taking place. 

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

Accepted - Phase 1

Reform theme: 
System enablers (agency reform)
Updated date: 

December 2017