Child Protection Overhaul: another piece of SA’s new child protection framework finalised¬†

A few months ago, School Governance reported on the introduction of the Children and Young People (Safety) Bill 2017 (the Bill) into the South Australian Parliament. After nearly four months of intense debate in both the House of Assembly and the Legislative Council, the oft-criticised Bill passed the Legislative Assembly in the early hours of 6 July.¬† According to Attorney-General John Rau: “These laws mean greater protection for children, a stronger voice for foster carers and a clear direction on how government agencies must act when a child is at risk.”

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