News and events
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.
First comprehensive, independent assessment of
South Australia’s children and young people
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.
Outcomes Framework for children and young people formally adopted
South Australia’s first ever Outcomes Framework for Children and Young People, which aims to help our youngest citizens to start well, grow strong and experience a good life, has been formally adopted.
Deaths of children due to drowning
During the summer months, children and adults enjoy spending more time in the water. An analysis by the Child Death and Serious Injury Review Committee of deaths by drowning of children in South Australia since 2005 shows that more deaths of children have occurred in the three summer months than in the rest of the year combined.
Outcomes Framework Consultation
What We Heard from children and young people and others in SA about health, safety, wellbeing, education and citizenship for the Outcomes Framework and Charter for Children and Young People.
Bullying Prevention Strategy: a community approach
The Council has contributed by reviewing and endorsing the beyond the school gates section of the new strategy.
New funding of $50.1 million for a new Early Learning Strategy should improve outcomes for South Australia’s children and young people. The investment announced on 22 June in South Australia’s State Budget includes funding for additional developmental milestone checks...
The Youth Justice Administration Act 2016 (YJA Act) primarily provides for the establishment and management of training centres, community-based supervision services and other facilities and services relating to children and young people who offend against the criminal law. It also establishes the Training Centre Visitor (TCV) and sets out the requirements for the Charter of Rights for Youths Detained in Training Centres.
The Children and Young People (Oversight and Advocacy Bodies) Act 2016 (OAB Act) establishes two new oversight and advocacy bodies – the Child Development Council and the Commissioner for Children and Young People. It also continues two existing bodies – the Guardian for Children and Young People and the Child Death and Serious Injury Review Committee.