16 August 2021

Hear from Professor Leonie Segal, Foundation Chair in Health Economics and Social Policy, University of South Australia, report on a 10-year study to measure the impact of poor nurturing on infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The study findings are truly disturbing, drawing on 32 years of linked deidentified data on 600,000+ persons born in South Australia. Prof. Segal will use the findings from this study to discuss how we can turn this around – there are effective options; but we need to start early in life with a proportionate response.

Hear from the Children’s Commissioner Helen Connolly on some of the things that matter most to our children and from Jay Weatherill on the importance of early childhood education.

Find out, from an interagency panel of senior SA government officers from Health, Human Services, Education and Child Protection (DCP) what an enhanced whole of government approach might encompass. Panel members include, Catherine Turnbull, Health’s Chief Child Protection Officer and Fiona Ward, Deputy Chief Executive, DCP.

Penny Wright, Guardian for Children and Young people will offer a summing up of the morning – highlighting the way forward to a better future for our most vulnerable children.

Places are limited so early registration is advised.

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