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Royal Commission - News release

The Child Protection Systems Royal Commission will begin conducting its fifth and final case study on 18 January 2016 which will focus on keeping children in out of home care safe.

In particular the Commission will focus on identifying the circumstances that permitted convicted
paedophile Shannon McCoole to commit offences against a number of young children in state

The case study is expected to run for approximately six weeks and will involve more than 80
witnesses. Evidence will be heard from workers involved in the employment of McCoole, and
those who worked alongside him caring for these vulnerable children.

Click here for the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission full news release.


Upcoming event!

Keeping Children Safe, Together: A child protection symposium


Keeping Children Safe, Together is a child protection symposium for the social services sector, hosted by SACOSS, CAFWA-SA, SNAICC, the Department for Education and Child Development, and the Australian Centre for Child Protection.

If you work in adult social services or in child protection, counselling, or advocacy, this Symposium is an ideal professional development opportunity.

By reducing children’s experiences of neglect and abuse, we reduce social problems that impact our community. The Symposium will provide an opportunity to hear perspectives on how we can better work together to keep children safe and strengthen families.

Be involved in developing future early intervention and broader solutions to systemic issues in the field of child protection in South Australia.

By working collaboratively, professionals who engage with families and adults in other contexts, as well as those who already work in child protection, can refocus on the needs of vulnerable children and make a difference in their lives.

Tuesday 8 December 2015

Where: Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide
When: Tuesday 8 December, Registration from 8.00 am

For program outline click here, and for speaker details click here.