Child and Family Support System (CFSS)

A spectrum of services able to respond to different degrees of complexity and safety concerns of children and families. These services range from community capacity building through to intensive case management. The reform of the child and family support system is an important part of the whole-of-government reform of South Australia’s child protection system.

Safe and well: Supporting families protecting children strategy

South Australia’s plan for supporting families at risk of entering the child protection system to safely care for their children, protecting children and young people from harm including when they are in care, and investing in young people in care and leaving care to provide them with opportunities for a bright future.


Roadmap for reform

The Roadmap for reforming the Child and Family Support System 2021–2023 outlines the steps that the Department of Human Services is taking that will improve early intervention services for children and families with complex needs.


Early Intervention Research Directorate

The Early Intervention Research Directorate (EIRD) applies an epidemiological approach to deliver best practice early intervention services.

CFSS System overview

The Child and Family Support System (CFSS) works with government and NGO services that provide support to children and families to ensure that more children can remain safe and well at home with family, in community and culture.


Page last updated 30 August 2023