Welcome to the latest issue of our SA Public Sector Newsletter, our last for 2021.
In this issue we find a focus on children and young people. The children of domestic violence survivors are to receive dedicated, specialist support of their own under a new program from the Department of Human Services (DHS) designed to address the unique needs of young children and adolescents.
The “Safe and Well Kids Program” features a team of experts, including child-focused case managers, Aboriginal family workers and social workers, which provided “wrap around” support to children and adolescents who experience domestic and family violence.
In other news, all 16 of Australia’s Children’s Commissioners, Guardians and Advocates have come together to call on the Attorneys-General in the country to raise the age of young persons’ criminal responsibility, to 14 years.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers a happy and safe holiday period and a healthy 2022. We will resume again in early February, with an edition summarising any significant news arising over the holiday period.View PDF