The Department for Child Protection (DCP) is committed to working with our service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for children and young people in care.

Our events are designed to support service providers to understand and be kept informed of key changes and impacts associated with implementation of DCP Procurement Program and Reform activities.

We welcome feedback and questions via email

DCP Sector Briefing 1

DCP Sector Briefing 2

DCP Sector Briefing 3

DCP Sector Briefing 4

DCP Sector Briefing 5

DCP Sector Briefing 6

Industry Day

New contract KPI discussion

Service provider briefing - September 2020

Supply to government workshop

The Department for Child Protection (DCP) is the first in SA Government Procurement to introduce web based contract content. Our Service Specifications and Service Provision Requirements are publically available on the Service Provider area of DCP’s website and hyperlinked within Agreements, to ensure:

  • Consistency between same or similar service types
  • Expectations are clearly defined, accurate, centrally located, up to date and readily available
  • Collaboration or improvement efforts can happen on a sector-wide level as requirements are universally known and shared
  • Reduction of administrative burden for both the service provider and DCP

DCP has a strict approach to managing changes of web based contract content, which is underpinned by the Out of Home Care Contract content consultation guideline, and illustrated in the below diagram.

DCP's web contract content change management approach. The Web Contract  Change Management Approach diagram illustrates the 3 key components supporting how DCP will manage changes to web contract content changes. These are the Out of Home Care service contract content consultation guideline, Web content change process, and Record Management.

Placement and Support Packages (PaSP): closing 25 January 2021

PASP service review. Consultation closes 25 January 2021

Closes: Monday 25 January 2021

To further strengthen and clarify roles, responsibilities and practices of the PaSP process, additional content is proposed to be added to the existing service specifications.

Who is impacted: All existing PaSP Panellists

Contract content impacted: Residential Care Service Specification

Description of change:

  • The proposed content reflects information and expectations already specified through:
    • Part B of the Invitation to Supply documents available during the tender process
    • Discussions from 2020 Kick off meetings with PaSP Panellists
  • The addition of the proposed content will not impact existing Residential Care Service Providers. The additional content will be relevant only for PaSP services.
  • Consultation documents:

Consultation link: Existing PaSP Panellists please provide feedback by completing this survey.

For any questions or clarification of proposed changes please contact

Incident Management: consultation outcomes

Incident management consultation outcomes

Status: Finalising acceptance, implementation date yet to be advised

Following a review of internal practices earlier this year, DCP are looking to strengthen incident reporting and clarify the expectations of service providers in managing incidents.

Who is impacted: All existing DCP Out of Home Care Service Providers

Contract content impacted: Incident Management Service Provision Requirements

Description of change:

For any questions or clarification of proposed changes please contact