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SA abuse inquiry call for radical overhaul

AAP logoAAP 8/08/2016

KEY RECOMMENDATIONS OF SA'S CHILD PROTECTION ROYAL COMMISSION

* Commercial childcare workers to be phased out

* Social workers no longer allowed to close case files due to a lack of resources

* All child protection workers subject to a public screening register

* Residential care homes to house no more than four children unless siblings

* Children under 10 will no longer be kept in care homes unless being kept with siblings

* Complaints of abuse by carers to be investigated within 48 hours and finalised within six weeks in most cases

SOURCE: South Australia's Child Protection Systems Royal Commission report

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