Reviewable Decisions Carer Guide

  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. Click here to read the Carer Guide on Reviewable Decisions…

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Non-Approval Process Carer Guide

This guide is intended to assist individuals applying to be an approved Foster or Kinship Carer understand the process of receiving a non-approval issued by the Department for Child Protection (DCP) or agency. Click here to access the Carer Guide on non-approval process

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Care Team Meetings Carer Guide

This guide is intended to assist Foster and Kinship Carers understand the purpose of a Care Team meeting and how to use this function with the Department for Child Protection (DCP). Click here to access the Carer Guide on Care Team Meetings

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Carers report some positives from child protection reforms

Over a quarter of respondents to the 2019 CF&KC-SA Carer’s Survey have reported positive changes as a result of child protection reforms. The gains reported included, “I can now go to the annual reviews”, “we are now entitled to a copy of the case plan for each child” and “[improvement in] post 18 support”. More…

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Role of a Support Person Carer Guide

Sometimes a Carer may choose to have a support person attend meetings with the Department for Child Protection, especially during difficult or challenging situations which have the potential to impact their ongoing care of a child or young person.  This guide explains the role of a Support Person and how they can contribute to meetings.…

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