Children and young people have a right to be safe and protected at all times, including when accessing services in the community.
Child protection legislation in South Australia require certain organisations to provide a child safe environment. All state authorities and persons or bodies who provide a service or undertake an activity that constitutes child-related work under the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 must meet these obligations.
On 1 July 2019, the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 commenced. The new legislation will replace parts of the Children’s Protection Act 1993. The new legislation has made some changes to the child safe environments obligations for organisations that provide services to children and young people in South Australia. For more information visit the legislative changes web page.