The Commissioner engages with stakeholders across South Australia, not only to build relationships with those who can make meaningful change to the quality of SA children’s lives, but also to foster interconnections between service providers so that they can enhance outcomes across systems and issues.

Meeting regularly with key stakeholders ensures the Commissioner can also share information that children and young people have told her so that the solutions devised and changes made reflect what they have said they most want and need.

Below are key events Commissioner Connolly attended throughout July, August and September:

  • July 20 – Presenter at Society for Menstruation Cycle Research Conference, Washington DC
  • August 8 – Guest at SALA Exhibition opening – The Joinery
  • August 21 – Presenter at SA Public Health meeting – Council, Adelaide
  • August 29 – Attended Heritage & People’s Choice Cocktail Function – Flinders Street, Adelaide
  • September 1 – Presenter at the “Child Protection and the Law” legal training day – State Library SA
  • September 4 – Guest at Centacare National Child Protection Week Morning Tea – Centacare
  • September 7 – Guest at Christie Downs Primary School “Hear us Roar” – Hopgood Theatre,  Noarlunga Centre
  • September 8 – Guest at the 2023 South Australian Child Protection Awards – Adelaide
  • September 15 – Attended Reconciliation SA Gala Dinner – SkyCity
  • September 18 – Presenter at Australian Child Maltreatment Study and Sector Morning Tea – Adelaide
  • September 20 – Guest at GOGO Foundation celebration – Studio Safari, Adelaide
  • September 22 – Attended Constitutional Convention – Parliament House, Adelaide
  • September 23 – Attended One Humanity-Charity Concert – Her Majesty’s Theatre
  • September 27 –  Attended RAA 2023 Street Smart High / VIP Breakfast & Event – Adelaide Entertainment Centre

During this time the Commissioner visited the following schools consulting with students on a range of topics: Tatachilla Lutheran School, Valley View Secondary, Oakbank High School, Birdwood High School, Salisbury East High School, Balaklava High School, Pinnacle College, Murray Bridge High School, Gladstone High School, Clare High School, St Peter’s Girls High School, Mount Carmel College, Prescott College, Sacred Heart College, Hills Montessori School.