Rapid Response: Whole of Government Services is part of the State Government’s 'Keeping Them Safe' commitment to the reform and renewal of South Australia’s child protection system.
A key objective is to ensure children and young people under the guardianship of the Minister for Families and Communities receive support and services available to children with strong family networks. Often they have difficulty accessing health, housing, education, welfare services and employment. They may have significant medical, psychological, developmental, educational and behavioural problems or other disabling conditions.
Rapid Response has involved extensive consultation with organisations working with children and young people under guardianship.
Part 1: The Framework, describes the genesis of the strategy, and includes the scope, findings, principles and strategic areas.
Part 2: The Action Plan, details recommendations and actions that agencies will need to carry out to put Rapid Response into place.
Rapid Response Progress Report 2007 [alternative]
This report summarises the progress of SA Government Departments implementing initiatives to improve timely and coordinated service aimed at improving the life outcomes of children and young people in State Care.
Rapid Response Pamphlet [alternative]
Pamphlet version - Summarises principles, key strategic areas and service guidelines. Details are in the Rapid Response booklet also downloadable on this page.
Rapid Response - Information Sharing and Client Privacy Statement [alternative]
The Information Sharing and Client Privacy Statement articulates the Government of South Australia’s position on sharing information regarding children and young people under the guardianship of the Minister for Families and Communities to enable the improvement of continuity and quality of care and service for these children. It also provides direction for sharing sensitive personal information in such a way that the privacy of the child or young person is protected.