The State Liberals are demanding Premier Jay Weatherill ensures Families SA is fully staffed as
soon as possible.
The State Liberals have received a steady stream of confronting information from concerned Families SA employees about a string of mismanaged child protection cases in the wake of the Hillier tragedy and the Royal Commissioner’s determination that Families SA should be removed from the Education Department.
The State Liberals have released an email sent by the paternal grandparents of the children involved in the Hillier tragedy to the Minister for Child Protection Reform John Rau on June the 5th that the grandparents claim the Minister is yet to reply to.
The State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Labor Government to immediately begin investigating Families SA’s handling of the Hillier tragedy and present a report to State Parliament next week.
In the wake of news that Families SA has been forced to house children on mattresses in government offices the State Liberals are calling for a complete audit of all children and young people living in residential care facilities to ensure every effort has been made to place them with a family.
Shadow Minister for Child Protection Rachel Sanderson has questioned why it has taken the State
Labor Government 13 years to begin thinking about requiring the registration of social workers.