Charter for Children and Young People
officially launched

The Hon John Gardner MP, Minister for Education, officially launched the Charter for Children and Young People on 9 June 2021 at the Adelaide Zoo with 108 children and young people.  After formally thanking those who wrote post cards to him in 2019, the Minister officially unveiled the Charter.

Children and young people discussed what the 20 Charter conditions mean to them and advised how the Charter could be used in the future. Their ideas were captured in the What We Heard –  Summary Report.

CYP ‘Stat’ of the week

Did you know?


In 2020, 95% of all 5 year olds were fully immunised (97% of Aboriginal 5 year olds) in South Australia

Investment to improve early child development welcomed

The Council applauds this week’s State Budget announcement to invest $50.1 million to enable the new Early Learning Strategy.   Learn more >

How are they faring?

How are they faring? South Australia’s 2020 Report Card shows that most young South Australians under 18 years are faring well. Most are healthy, safe from abuse, neglect and crime, have supportive early learning and development experiences, and are gaining skills for independent living and civil engagement.

CYP Facts

369,900 children and young people under 18 years are estimated to be living in South Australia
including 18,000 Aboriginal children and young people     Learn more >


Engagement in education and the workforce is a dashboard report that visually displays data on the levels of enrolment and involvement of young South Australians (15-19 years) in school, accredited training courses, higher education and the workforce.   Learn more >

Health Snapshots

Illicit drugs – New!

Consumption of unhealthy food and drink

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Safety Snapshots

Out-of-home care – New!

Victims of assault

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Wellbeing Snapshots

Social media – New!

Body image

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Education Snapshots

Students with disability – New!

Science literacy

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Citizenship Snapshots

Country of birth – New!

Young carers

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