Department for Child Protection

Department for Child Protection

formerly Families SA

Organisation Address
Education Building, Level 17, 31 Flinders St Adelaide, SA 5000
Organisation Phone
08 8124 4185
Organisation Fax
08 8226 7098
Organisation Email
GPO Box 292 Adelaide, SA 5001
Parent Body:
Department for Child Protection Services
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8.45am - 5pm
Hours vary for branch offices
Access:
Wheelchair access, Disability toilets
Branch address:
  • Central Assessment and Support Office - Woodville
  • 824 Port Rd Woodville SA 5011
  • Ph: 8304 0120 Fx: 8304 0155
  • Southern Assessment and Support office - Noarlunga
  • 5 Alexander Kelly Drv Noarlunga Centre SA 5168
  • Ph: 8207 3000 Fx: 8207 3099
  • Northern Assessment and Support Office - Elizabeth
  • 18 Langford Drive Elizabeth SA 5112
  • Ph: 8207 9000 Fx: 8207 9030
  • Southern Protective Intervention office - St Marys
  • 15-31 Ayliffes Road St Marys SA 5042
  • Ph: 8374 6111 Fx: 8374 6100
  • Northern Protective Intervention office Blair Athol
  • 350 Main North Road Blair Athol SA 5084
  • PO Box 594 Prospect East 5082
  • Ph: 8269 8300 Fx: 8269 8370
  • Central Guardianship office Hindmarsh
  • 153 Port Road Hindmarsh SA 5007
  • Ph: 8406 2777 Fx: 8347 2424
  • Southern Guardianship office Marion
  • 233 Sturt Road Sturt SA 5043
  • Ph: 8298 0800 Fx: 8298 0801
  • Northern Guardianship office Salisbury
  • 16-18 Ann Street Salisbury SA 5108
  • Ph: 8209 4910 Fx: 8209 4999
  • Dept Child Protection Country Office - Eyre and Western Ceduna
  • 60 Poynton St Ceduna SA 5690
  • Ph: 1800 330 032 (freecall) Ph: 8626 2444 Fx: 8625 2987
  • Dept Child Protection Country Office - Port Lincoln
  • 71 Tasman Terrace Port Lincoln SA 5606
  • Ph: 1800 018 331 (freecall) Ph: 8688 3344 Fx: 8688 3355
  • Whyalla
  • 163 Nicolson Avenue Whyalla Norrie SA 5608
  • Ph: 1800 245 242 (freecall) Fx: 8648 8899
  • Far North Coober Pedy
  • Hutchison Street Coober Pedy SA 5723
  • Ph: 1800 032 205 (freecall) Ph: 8672 4555
  • Port Augusta
  • 5 El Alamein Road Port Augusta SA 5700
  • Ph: 8648 5060 Ph: 1800 100 118 (freecall) Fx: 8648 5061
  • Murray and Mallee Berri (Riverland office)
  • 14 Kay Avenue Berri SA 5343
  • Ph: 1800 800 195 (freecall) Ph: 8595 2400 Fx: 8595 2411
  • Murray Bridge
  • 1-5 Seventh Street Murray Bridge SA 5253
  • Ph: 1800 330 042 (freecall) Ph: 8535 6200 Fx: 8535 6222
  • Yorke and Mid North Port Pirie
  • 75 Gertrude Street Port Pirie SA 5540
  • Ph: 1800 804 550 (freecall) Ph: 8638 4311 Fx: 8638 4319
  • Kadina (Branch of Port Pirie office)
  • 10 Digby Street Kadina SA 5554
  • Ph: 1800 804 550 (freecall) Ph: 8828 0400 Fx: 8828 0444
  • Opening hours: 8.45am to 12.30pm & 1.15pm to 5.00pm, Mon, Wed& Fri
  • Adelaide Hills Mount Barker (in DCSI office)
  • 23 Mann Street Mount Barker SA 5251
  • Ph: 7424 7888 Fx: 7424 7810
  • Victor Harbor (branch of Mount Barker office)
  • 3/10 Crozier Road Victor Harbor SA 5211
  • Opening hours: 8.45 am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5.00pm, Mon, Wed& Fri
  • Ph: 8555 8100 Fx: 8555 8100
  • Barossa Gawler
  • Shop 9, Northern Market Shopping Centre Corner Murray and Cowan Streets Gawler SA 5118
  • Ph: 8521 4444 (social work and administration) Fx: 8521 4466
  • Limestone Coast Mount Gambier (in DCSI office)
  • 9 Elizabeth Street Mount Gambier SA 5290
  • Ph: 1800 800 747 (freecall) Ph: 8735 1700 Fx: 8735 1733

The Department for Child Protection works in partnership with vulnerable families, other government and non-government organisations, foster and kinship carers and the community to keep children and young people safe and give them the same opportunities as other young South Australians. 
Where children cannot safely stay in the family home, we will find more suitable places for them to live, preferably with foster or kinship care families. 

Information
Services
  • The department has responsibility for the Children’s Protection Act 1993 and the Family and Community Services Act 1972.
  • Dept Child Protection services:
  • promote the protection of children
  • respond to concerns of immediate safety
  • intervene protectively
  • support children in our care to thrive and develop
  • provide safe and quality of services.
  • Assessment and Support hubs - provide care and protection services
  • investigation and assessment of concerns about child safety
  • safety planning and family conferencing
  • connecting families with support services
  • applications to the Youth Court.
  • Protective Intervention hubs - provide specific services including:
  • in-home support to families and connecting families with support services
  • establishing the best connections between the child and family
  • reunification of the child with the family
  • permanency planning for the long-term safety and wellbeing of children in care
  • Guardianship hubs - specialise in providing out-of-home care support including:
  • case management for children and young people in out of home care
  • planning to ensure the developmental needs and special interests of children and young people in care are being supported
  • establishing the best connections between children and their birth and foster families
  • supporting young people with the transition from adolescence to adulthood and independent living
Last updated: 14/11/2016
Information provided by: Connecting Up

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