This Guide is intended to assist Foster & Kinship Carers consider the arrangements that need to be made for the distribution of their estate to children and young people in their care. Click here to access the Carer Guide on Wills and Estate Planning.

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This guide assists Foster and Kinship carers to understand the functioning of South Australia’s  Youth Court and identifies how Carers can be part of the process. You can read and download the Carer Guide on the Youth Court now.  

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This guide is intended to assist Foster and Kinship Carers (Carers) understand the Freedom of Information application and review processes. Click here to access the Guide

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This guide is intended to assist Foster and Kinship carers (Carers) understand the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) application process for children (aged 7-18 years) under Guardianship of the Chief Executive. Click here to access the “NDIS application process” Carer Guide.

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This guide is intended to assist Foster and Kinship carers (Carers) understand the process of submitting a complaint regarding a decision issued by the Department for Child Protection (DCP) and the steps to take to submit a complaint. Click here to access the guide.

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This guide is intended to assist Foster and Kinship carers (Carers) understand the function of the South Australian Ombudsman and identify how Carers use this service. Click here to access the guide.

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One of the possible outcomes for children taken into state care is reunification with their birth families. This guide assists Foster and Kinship carers to understand the process of the Reunification Court and identifies how they can be part of the process. You can download and read the Carer Guide to the Reunification Court now.…

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Many of the decisions made by the Department for Child Protection about a child in care can now be appealed to the South Australian Administrative Appeals Tribunal (SACAT).  This guide explains the appeal procedure and what Carers should expect. You can read and download the Carer’s Guide to SACAT Appeals now.

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Foster and kinship carers in South Australia are entitled to seek a review of a decision of the Department for Child Protection. This guide outlines the steps which must be taken for a review to occur and the timeframes that need to be met. You can read and download the Carer Guide on Reviewable Decisions…

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