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New intensive support system for at risk children and families


The State Government will consolidate services and staff from several departments to establish a new system of intensive support services, designed to disrupt patterns of child abuse and neglect.

The new Intensive Support Unit will be set up within DHS to deliver and commission intensive family services that intervene early, reducing the need for children to enter out-of-home care.

The reform is about using evidence to ensure South Australia has a service system that delivers the best possible outcomes for children and families.

Visit our Early Intervention Research pages.

Page last updated : 12 Aug 2021

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