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Opening a genuine conversation on adoption

Nov 08, 2016

 Shadow Minister for Families and Child Protection Rachel Sanderson is calling for a community conversation regarding the pros and cons of making adoption in South Australia easier.

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Supporting vulnerable young people longer

Oct 25, 2016

 The State Liberals have announced a policy that will increase the age limit for which foster carers and kinship carers can receive support for children in their care from 18 to 21.

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Emergency grows in the care of vulnerable children

Oct 19, 2016

 A $27 million increase in the cost of emergency care provided by Families SA in the last year detailed in the Auditor-General’s Report illustrates the depth of the crisis confronting child protection in South Australia.

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Working with children checks

Sep 13, 2016

 The State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Government to dump plans to force people to apply for a new working with children check before their current check expires.

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Deadline for Weatherill on new Department

Aug 12, 2016

Jay Weatherill must have established a new Department of Child Protection before State Parliament resumes on the 20th of September or hand in his resignation.

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Beds for vulnerable children

Aug 11, 2016
The State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Government to abandon its plans to spend $15 million building a new office for Families SA at the former Smithfield Plain high School site.

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Emergency care in SA must be reformed immediately

Aug 10, 2016
The State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Labor Government to immediately begin reforming South Australia’s emergency care system.

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Child protection failures in the spotlight

Jul 29, 2016

 A cut in the Weatherill Government’s child protection budget will be subject to intense scrutiny when the Minister for Education and Child Development Susan Close appears before the Parliamentary Estimates Committee today.

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Families SA must be fully staffed

Jun 24, 2016

 The State Liberals are demanding Premier Jay Weatherill ensures Families SA is fully staffed as soon as possible.

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Blowing the whistle on Families SA’s failures

Jun 24, 2016

The State Liberals have received a steady stream of confronting information from concerned Families SA employees about a string of mismanaged child protection cases in the wake of the Hillier tragedy and the Royal Commissioner’s determination that Families SA should be removed from the Education Department.

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