Child and Family Focus SA (CAFFSA) is the South Australian peak body representing the needs and interests of children, young people and families connected with or at risk of entering the child protection system, and the not-for-profit, non-government organisations who support them.

Our Mission 

An inclusive community where all children, young people and families are safe, secure, and supported to grow and flourish
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Our Purpose

To represent the needs and interests of children, young people and families connected with or at risk of entering the child protection system, and the not-for-profit, non-government organisations who support them

News and Events 

 

Recent Submissions

CAFFSA Election Policies and Responses 2022 State Election

CAFFSA was delighted that three of the six CAFFSA Election Policies developed
in conjunction with members (workforce development, funding for the community visitor scheme, and more adequately meeting the needs of young people leaving care until they are aged 21) were all included in the incoming Labor Government’s platform.

CAFFSA Election 2022 Policy_Transition from Care

CAFFSA Election 2022 Policy_Reportable Conduct

CAFFSA Election 2022 Policy_Workforce Development

CAFFSA wrote to the then Shadow Minister for Child Protection, the Hon Katrine Hildyard, MP about our six election policies and received correspondence from her outlining the Labor Government’s election commitments.

CAFFSA RESPONSE, LABOR CHILD PROTECTION POLICY PLATFORM, MARCH 2022

CAFFSA Response_The Hon Rob Lucas

CAFFSA Submission to the Foster and Kinship Care Inquiry

The CAFFSA submission to the Independent Inquiry into Foster and Kinship Care was submitted to the Inquiry on 17 May 2022.
As well as focussing on local, national and international evidence, our submission
incorporated recommendations arising from the previous hard work of CAFFSA’s Care Concerns Working Group and their Transitions in Care Working Group.
We also ensured it covered the themes of submissions made by our member agencies
and suggestions that were received and reviewed and endorsed the voices of carers
that were so well represented in the submission made by our colleagues at Connecting Foster and Kinship Carers SA.

Download and read the submission:

CAFFSA Submission to the 2022 Foster and Kinship Care Inquiry

CAFFSA Submission to the 2022 Review of the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017

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Child and Family Focus SA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work, the Kaurna and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty has never been ceded and this was and always will be Aboriginal land.

We appreciate and celebrate diversity in all its forms. We believe diversity of all kinds makes our teams, services,  organisations and communities stronger and more effective.