How does SA compare in expenditure on child protection and related areas?

CP expenditure graph 2-11-12

Australian Productivity Commission figures show that South Australia spent the least per child* on child protection services of all Australian states in 2011-12, about 70 per cent of the Australian average.  This, comparisons on out-of-home care and intensive family support services and the historical trends are in the Guardian’s report Expenditure on child protection, out-of-home care and intensive family services.

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*  The ‘per child’ rate is the rate for all children, not limited to those who receive services.

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