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Ombudsman urged to investigate ‘bleaching’ of Families SA reports after Nyland Royal Commission finding

16 August 2016

The State Ombudsman will be asked to investigate how often child protection workers’ reports are “bleached” of contentious details that could embarrass the State Government.

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Families SA: Calls unanswered, children spending nights in hotel rooms

29 July 2016

More than 26,000 calls reporting possible abuse cases to South Australia’s child protection agency have gone unanswered in the past year.

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Families SA moves to improve note-taking practices after Chloe Valentine inquest findings

05 June 2016

Families SA has implemented a new training regime for staff after they were heavily criticised in the Chloe Valentine inquest over “grossly inadequate” note-taking practices.

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An opinion on Viewpoint

04 May 2016

Jo Jarvis, Chairperson of CFC, talking about Viewpoint.

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Children ‘sleeping on mattresses’ in Families SA offices due to weekend staff shortages

04 May 2016

Children have been sleeping on mattresses in Families SA offices on weekends because there is not enough staff to organise foster care or alternative accommodation, the South Australian Opposition says.

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