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The Child and Family Health Service acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Traditional Custodians of Country throughout South Australia. We acknowledge and respect their ongoing and deep spiritual connection and relationship to land, air, sea, waters, community and country. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.


NAPCAN Week 2021
6 Sept 2021
The National Child Protection Week theme for 2021 is 'Every child, in every community, needs a fair go. To treat all of Australia’s children fairly, we need to make sure every family and community has what kids need to thrive and be healthy.'
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CaFHS in the News – July 2021 (homepage override)
20 July 2021
CaFHS Nurse Liz Morris-Elliott saved a child's life when, during a routine check, she was dissatisfied with the newborn baby's health.
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News ruby newborn screening
29 June 2021
3-year-old Ruby's life changed when she was just 2 days old, after a routine blood test identified she had congenital hypothyroidism.
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News reconciliation week 2021
31 May 2021
Reconciliation Australia’s theme for 2021 is 'More than a word. Reconciliation takes action', and urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.
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Hip Displaysia Mums
24 May 2021
Three babies born with dislocated hips have avoided major surgery after staff at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH) implemented alternative treatment for the families.
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