This consultation is now closed and you can read about the outcomes here.

Please visit the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission website to keep up to date with proceedings.


Have you had experience with the child protection system?

Your experiences could be helpful as the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission investigates the effectiveness of child protection systems here in South Australia. Whether your experience is as an individual or through an organisation, your input is being sought.

You can make a submission using the online form below or by writing to:

Child Protection Systems Royal Commission
GPO Box 9947
Adelaide SA 5001

If you need help to make a submission, please call 1800 826 866 (free call from landlines).

What will happen to my submission?

The information you provide will contribute to the Commission’s investigations. 

If you have provided information relevant to the Terms of Reference you may need to provide additional evidence. Depending on the nature of the information in your submission, you may be asked to participate in a hearing, or the Royal Commissioner may ask you to provide sworn evidence.

Why is there a Royal Commission?

Premier Jay Weatherill announced the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission in August 2014 to investigate the effectiveness of the child protection systems that are currently in place. The Royal Commissioner will make recommendations to the Governor and the Parliament about improvements that can be made to the existing laws, policies, procedures and practices employed by those authorities which are responsible for the care of children at risk of harm.

Please use the online submission form to have your say.

If you would like further information on the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission please visit the website.