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Diagram: Understanding the System

The diagram resembles a rainbow of seven bands.

Each band of the rainbow represents a different group that may be called upon to support children, young people or families in South Australia.

The smallest band in the rainbow is labelled 'Community', a group where all children, young people and families should be safe and supported.

Three medium bands of the rainbow represent groups that support all children, young people and families in South Australia.

These are:

  • universal health and education
  • the Adults Supporting Kids (ASK) website, and
  • targeted health and human services.

The three largest bands of the rainbow represent groups that support children, young people and families living with high support needs or safety risks.

These are:

  • CFSS Family Support Services
  • CFSS Intensive Family Services and out-of-home care prevention programs
  • Services funded and delivered by the Department for Child Protection.

There are two-headed arrows on the diagram, showing that as the needs of children, young people and families change, the supports they receive will change also.

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Page last updated : 12 Nov 2021

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