Responding to children in Juvenile Justice Centres in SA

Shelter SA understands that the safety of vulnerable children is much more than housing them safely.  Based on our Regional Consultations we have initiated a working group consisting of peak bodies and community leaders to drive a renewed approach to protect our children who are entering and exiting youth detention centres.  This work is timely given the release of the Royal Commission findings.  The working group agrees that the policy context for these children are extensive but their implementation and service delivery in terms of case management, information sharing, handover between settings and cross-portfolio interactions are inconsistent and lead to children falling through the gaps.

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