Keeping Them Safe is the South Australian Government's program to reform our child protection services and systems.
The reform agenda:
- support to children and families effective
- appropriate intervention
- reforming work practices and culture
- collaborative partnerships
- improved accountability
Government agencies are involved in unprecedented collaboration and cooperation in order to protect South Australian children and young people. The Keeping Them Safe child protection policy represents a bold, new direction for child protection policy, with children at its centre.
Keeping Them Safe is the South Australian Government’s bold program to reform our child protection services and systems. This document makes the case for change and charts the way forward. It is the Government’s vision for the future. We must do our best by our children. Keeping them Safe is an invitation to all who share this conviction to join us in our endeavours. Parents, families, communities and governments all have an obligation to help children flourish and to connect them to opportunities. Keeping them safe from harm, in a way that is sustained and assures their well being, is the responsibility of us all.
The Government is committed to reform and renewal of the Child Protection system. Government agencies are involved in unprecedented collaboration and cooperation to improve and strengthen our child protection system for children and their families. This document reports on the achievements of Government to date and outlines future initiatives over the 2004-05. Information is provided under each of the Government’s reform priorities: Support to children, young people and families; Effective, appropriate interventions; Reforming work practices and culture; Collaborative relationships; and Improved accountability.