Review the delegation of powers to enable decision making to occur at the closest possible level to the child, subject to questions of fiscal responsibility and sensitivity or complexity of the issues.
The South Australian Government accepts this recommendation.
As an order of priority, the chief executive, Department for Child Protection has been tasked with reviewing who can make decisions within the agency, and identifying opportunities to enable decision making to occur at the closest possible level to the child.
The delegations under the Children's Protection Act 1993 were reviewed and updated in September 2017 to provide for decision-making to occur at the closest possible level to the child and to reflect changes in the new organisational structure.
The Department for Child Protection will review the delegations and associated policies and procedures on a regular and ongoing basis.
Accepted - Phase 1