Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People

The Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People (GCYP) is a monitoring and advocacy body for South Australian children and young people who are in care. The GCYP is appointed by the South Australian government to advocate for and promote the rights and best interests of South Australian children and young people who come under the guardianship of the Minister for Education and Child Development.

Phone: 08 8226 8570 
Freecall for SA children and young people only: 1800 275 664 

Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement

The Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement (ALRM) provides justice without prejudice to Aboriginal people living in South Australia. Staff can help with matters including family law, criminal law, stolen generation compensation claims, and money issues.

Freecall (SA Only) 1800 643 222


SA Department for Child Protection

The Department for Child Protection works to keep South Australia’s children safe by protecting them from abuse and harm and providing alternative care for children and young people when living at home is no longer an option.

Phone: (08) 8124 4185
Central Complaints Unit – 1800 003 305


Disability Advocacy Complaint Service SA (DACSSA)

The Disability  Advocacy Complaint Service of South Australia (DACSSA) provides information and advocacy support to individuals, families, carers and communities.

Phone: (08) 8297 3500


South Australian Legal Services Commission

The South Australian Legal Services Commission can provide clarification on the guardianship status of a child or young person not living with a biological parent (ie living with a friend or relative)

Telephone Advice Line open from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm         

Fast free legal advice:
1300 366 424

General Enquiries:
(08) 8463 3555

Ombudsman SA        

The Ombudsman is  an independent office and is therefore able to investigate complaints about South Australian government and local government agencies as well as receive confidential information about state and local government activities from whistle-blowers.

Phone:  (08) 8226 8699

Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner 

The office of the South Australian Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner (HCSCC) is an independent, statutory office which assists service users, carers and service providers – this includes government, private and non-government health and community services – to try and resolve complaints about community services in South Australia.

Phone:  (08) 8226 8666
Freecall (Country SA Landline Only) 1800 232 007