Child and Family Focus SA

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 Vision

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

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

CAFFSA's current invitations for comment

Comments now welcome on CAFFSA’s Discussion Paper on the legislative review of SA’s child protection legislation. Please email melissa@childandfamily-sa.org.au any input you would like considered by Tuesday 25 October 2022. You can access the discussion paper here.

CAFFSA is undertaking a broad consultation with its Board, Policy and Advocacy Committee, networks and members on the review of the Children and Young Person (Safety) Act 2017 (the Act) which was announced by Minister for Child Protection the Hon. Katrine Hildyard on Tuesday 6th September 2022.

CAFFSA welcomes the discussion paper prepared by the Department for Child Protection (DCP) which can be accessed here, and intends to prepare a structured response to the questions in the DCP discussion paper in our forthcoming submission.

CAFFSA’s paper is intended to facilitate a series of conversations between CAFFSA staff and members focusing on legislative changes that have previously been deemed important and worthy of consideration. It also incorporates issues members have raised in the context of the current legislative review. This paper should be read in conjunction with the Department for Child Protection’s paper and does not seek to replace it.  

CAFFSA 2022 Election Documents

CAFFSA Response

CAFFSA's response to The Hon Rob Lucas - Child and Family Focus SA’s Policy Positions and
Election Commitment Requests: South Australian Election 2022

CAFFSA Response

CAFFSA's response to Labors Child Protection Policy Platform, MARCH 2022

CAFFSA policy positions and election commitment requests 

Letter to the Hon Katrine Hildyard Minister for Child Protection 

CAFFSA Election 2022 Policy Position

Young People Transitioning from Care
January 2022 

CAFFSA Election 2022 Policy Position

Introduction of Reportable Conduct Schemes: Executive Summary
January 2022 

CAFFSA Election 2022 Policy Position

Address the Critical Shortage of Qualified and Skilled Child
Protection and Child Safety Staff.
January 2022

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.

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