SA Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People
SA Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People promotes and advocates for the rights, interests and well-being of Aboriginal children and young people in South Australia. The Commissioner is guided by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child as well as by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; the central instrument that defines the collective rights of Indigenous Peoples to their own distinct cultures and to pursue their development according to their own needs and aspirations. The Commissioner is the only independent body created solely to promote the rights, development and wellbeing of South Australian Aboriginal children and young people at a systemic level – this includes developing culturally safe and informed strategies and promoting Aboriginal voice with particular regard for safety and wellbeing.
Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People
The Training Centre Visitor
The Training Centre Visitor (TVC) promotes and protects the interests and rights of children and young people who are on remand or have been sentenced to detention in a youth training centre in South Australia. The TCV is appointed pursuant to section 11 of the Youth Justice Administration Act 2016 (the Act).
South Australian Legal Services Commission
For more information visit: www.lsc.sa.gov.au
General enquiries: (08) 8463 3555
For free legal advice of a general nature, call 1300 366 424 on workdays between 9am and 4.30pm.
Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner
Disability Advocacy Complaint Service SA (DACSSA)
Phone: (08) 8297 3500
For more information visit: https://www.dacssa.org.au/
Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement
Freecall (SA Only) 1800 643 222
For more information visit: www.alrm.org.au/
Connecting Foster and Kinship Carers, SA Inc.
Child Abuse Report Line (CARL)
Where you believe a child is in imminent or immediate danger call Emergency on 000
Where you have serious concerns about a child’s wellbeing call CARL on 13 14 78.
For non-urgent police assistance call 131 444
For more information about CARL visit: SA Department for Children Protection
Free call: 1800 55 1800 Anytime. Any Reason.
For more information about Kids Helpline visit: kidshelpline.com.au
There are 12 headspace centres in communities throughout South Australia. They offer online and phone counselling services, vocational services, and a presence in SA schools.
If you are a young person between the age of 12 and 25 years and need support with your mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drug issues, or work or study support, phone headspace on the FREE CALL number below.
FREE CALL: 1800 063 267 (headspace – Adelaide City)
or find the centre closest to you at: www.headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/
PICKLE MOBILE PHONE APP
For more information visit the PICKLE website or download the app from Google Play or the App Store.
South Australian Homelessness Gateway FREE CALL 1800 003 308 ☏ at any time, 24hours a day, seven days a week).
Youth Law Australia
For more information visit: Parent Helpline South Australia
Phone 1300 364 100 (cost of a local call) 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Choose from the links below:
Grandparents for Grandchildren