Tag: Statistics

September 19, 2017

19 September 2017 The Guardian’s Office has been auditing the Annual Reviews of children in care for 10 years now.  We do this to advocate for the children, to see how well the Reviews work and to identify broader systemic issues. Annual reviews are an important means of monitoring the quality of services provided and…

April 19, 2016

There are about 3000 children and young people under care and protection orders in South Australia. About 10% are placed in residential care while most of the rest live with foster carers or relatives. In a given week, around 150 children and young people are in ’emergency’ accommodation.(1) About 30% of children and young people in state care are of Aboriginal…

April 5, 2016

. 5 April 2016 The quality of a child protection system depends not only on the budget allocated but how that budget is spent. See how South Australia performs compared to other states in what we spend and how we spend it in our handy analysis of the child protection data from the Productivity Commission Report on…

July 11, 2013

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…