The South Australian Government and the SA Local Government Association has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), formalising their mutual commitment to developing child friendly communities.


State Minister for Education and Child Development, Grace Portolesi, said the agreement showed a strong commitment to ensuring children and young people are protected and given a voice in matter that affect them.


“This MOU is a commitment to working together to ensure South Australia continues to be a great place to be a young person and to raise a family,” she said.


“It outlines some possible work that we can collaborate on like joint research projects, strategies for meaningful consultation with children and young people, and enhancing integrated parenting services.”


LGA President, Kym McHugh, said that the Association is committed to working with Councils and the State Government to ensuring that South Australia is a child friendly state that provides opportunities for children to explore and expand their horizons in a safe environment.


‘Our two spheres of Government need to work together to facilitate strategic approaches that respond to the needs of children and young people’ Mr McHugh said