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Child protection

Families SA is an integral part of the Department for Education and Child Development.

We work to protect children and keep them safe by protecting them from abuse and harm, supporting families and providing alternative care for children and young people when living at home is no longer an option.

Our vision is for a future where children, young people and families are safe, supported and connected. 

Reporting child abuse

Report suspected child abuse or neglect.

Child safety initiatives

Find out about the department’s initiatives and programs designed to keep our children safe.

Foster care

Learn about becoming a foster carer, support available for children in care and additional information for carers.