In South Australia the main law concerning the protection of children is the Children's Protection Act 1993 (SA). All references in this section are to this Act unless stated otherwise.
The objects of the Act are to:
- ensure that all children are safe from harm
- ensure that as far as practicable all children are cared for in a way that allows them to reach their full potential
- recognise the importance of families to children and promote caring attitudes and responses towards children among families and all sections of the community so that the need for appropriate nurture and care and protection (including protection of the child’s cultural identity) is understood, risks to a child’s well-being are quickly identified and any necessary support, protection or care is promptly provided
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