- Departmental legislative framework
- Freedom of information, open government and privacy
- Innovation Hub
- Key strategies and plans
- Social Media
Key strategies and plans
- Strategic Plan 2014–2018
- Digital Strategy - Digital DHS
- Disability Access and Inclusion Plan
- South Australian Government Universal Access and Inclusion Guidelines
- The South Australian Strategy for the Inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer People 2014–2016 (LGBTIQ Inclusion Strategy)
- Statement of reconciliation
- White Ribbon
- SA State of Wellbeing Statement (PDF 1.7 MB)
Strategic Plan 2014–2018
(Please note the Strategic Plan has embedded links, some of which are not available to the public.)
Digital Strategy – Digital DHS
The Department's Digital Strategy demonstrates our commitment to using digital approaches when delivering government services.
Disability Access and Inclusion Plan
DHS, through Disability SA, is leading the introduction of disability access and inclusion plans across the South Australian government. These plans assist in meeting requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cwth) and align with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability and the National Disability Strategy 2010–2020.
More about this initiative, including a tool kit and reporting templates - Disability Access and Inclusion Plans.
South Australian Government Universal Access and Inclusion Guidelines
To achieve resilient and strong communities we need inclusive practices. Increasingly research indicates that people who are excluded are socially and economically disadvantaged, impacting on their health, wellbeing and capacity to participate in the community. In consultation with Government agencies, the South Australian Government Universal Access and Inclusion Guidelines (The Guidelines) have been developed by the Department of Human Services. The Guidelines are a tool for State Government departments to ensure that their services cater for all members of the South Australian community and to assess whether their policies, processes and culture support access and inclusion.
The South Australian Strategy for the Inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer People 2014–2016 (LGBTIQ Inclusion Strategy)
With the assistance of a community advisory committee, DHS has led the development of the South Australian LGBTIQ Inclusion Strategy. This whole of government strategy was developed in recognition of the levels of social exclusion experienced by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer communities. Launched in 2014, the strategy outlines five key priority areas for action. A companion document, Including You, has been developed to support safe and inclusive services and engagement with the LGBTIQ communities.
Department statement of reconciliation
DHS acknowledges the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and commits to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
DHS was the first South Australian organisation to become a White Ribbon Accredited Workplace to prevent violence against women.
White Ribbon Australia figures show that two out of three women who experience violence by a current partner are in paid employment. This means that the workplace can make a significant difference to the safety and wellbeing of women experiencing violence.
DHS is committed to preventing violence against women. The department has encouraged all male staff to champion this cause.
The SA State of Wellbeing statement updates how South Australia is building the State of Wellbeing, following Professor Martin Seligman’s 2013 term as thinker in residence.