Have your say | Review of the SA Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017

23 September

If you are working in education South Australia, we need you to speak up and get involved in the consultation and review of the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017, as part of the South Australian child protection system.


What's being decided?

The SA Government are seeking public input to inform the scheduled review of South Australia's Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017.

They want to hear from a wide range of stakeholders including young people, families, carers, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal stakeholders, advocacy bodies, service providers, other sector partners and academics. Your experience as an educator in a Christian school would be invaluable on the issues of what child safety responses should look like going forward, what is working well and how the legislation can be improved.



The Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 (CYPS Act) commenced in two parts - phase 1 in February 2018 and phase 2 in October 2018.

The CYPS Act states that the Government must review this legislation and produce a report about what it finds before the fifth anniversary of the commencement of the Act. Based on these dates, the review report is due before 26 February 2023.

As part of this review, the Government has committed to consult widely. This includes supporting a number of forums in regional and metropolitan areas.


    Get involved

    Find out more:

    • Read the Discussion Paper
    • Watch the short informative videos
    • Emailing a submission to: [email protected]
    • Posting a submission to: CYPS Act Review, Department for Child Protection, GPO Box 1072, Adelaide SA 5001

    Submissions close on Friday 4 November 2022 at 11.59pm.


    What are the next steps?

    Following the review, a report will be prepared and provided to the Minister for Child Protection.

    • The final report is expected to be tabled in Parliament in March 2023.
    • Pending the report's recommendations, consultation on a draft amendment bill will take place in 2023.


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