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Key strategies and plans

Strategic Plan 2014-2018

The DCSI strategic plan (PDF 204.4 KB) and booklet (PDF 2.7 MB) are available here .

(Please note the Strategic Plan has embedded links, some of which are not available to the public.)

Digital Strategy – Digital DCSI

DCSI's Digital Strategy demonstrates DCSI's commitment to using digital approaches to delivering government services. This strategy is in line with the Premier's Digital by Default Declaration and DCSI's Strategic Plan.

View the Digital DCSI Infographic (PDF 2.9 MB) or view the Digital DCSI Video.

Digital DCSI Infographic description

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

DCSI, through Disability SA, is leading the introduction of disability access and inclusion plans across the South Australian government. These plans assist in meeting requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cwth) and align with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability and the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020. The DCSI Disability Access and Inclusion Plan is now available.

View the DCSI Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

Further information about this initiative, including a tool kit and reporting templates, is available at Disability Access and Inclusion Plans.

South Australian Government Universal Access and Inclusion Guidelines

To achieve resilient and strong communities we need inclusive practices. Increasingly research indicates that people who are excluded are socially and economically disadvantaged, impacting on their health, wellbeing and capacity to participate in the community. In consultation with Government agencies, the South Australian Government Universal Access and Inclusion Guidelines (The Guidelines) have been developed by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI).  The Guidelines are a tool for State Government departments to ensure that their services cater for all members of the South Australian community and to assess whether their policies, processes and culture support access and inclusion.

View the Access and Inclusion Guidelines (DOC 167.5 KB)

The South Australian Strategy for the Inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer People 2014 – 2016 (LGBTIQ Inclusion Strategy)

With the assistance of a community advisory committee, DCSI has led the development of the South Australian LGBTIQ Inclusion Strategy. This whole of government strategy was developed in recognition of the levels of social exclusion experienced by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer communities. Launched in 2014, the strategy outlines five key priority areas for action. A companion document, Including You, has been developed to support safe and inclusive services and engagement with the LGBTIQ communities.

View the LGBTIQ Inclusion Strategy (PDF 829.9 KB) and the companion document Including You (PDF 399.7 KB)

DCSI statement of reconciliation

DCSI acknowledges the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and commits to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. View the DCSI statement of reconciliation (PDF 259.1 KB) .

White Ribbon

DCSI was the first South Australian organisation to become a White Ribbon Accredited Workplace to prevent violence against women.

White Ribbon Australia figures show that two out of three women who experience violence by a current partner are in paid employment. This means that the workplace can make a significant difference to the safety and wellbeing of women experiencing violence.

DCSI is committed to preventing violence against women. The department has encouraged all male staff to champion this cause.


The SA State of Wellbeing statement updates how South Australia is building the State of Wellbeing, following Professor Martin Seligman’s 2013 term as thinker in residence.

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