Of the 2,657 children and young people in out of home care in South Australia at 30 June 2013, 268 lived in in residential care and another 62 in emergency accommodation with rotating carers.
In 2012 the Office focused it’s monitoring on a selection of facilities. This involved an online survey completed by almost all facilities, the selection of a small number of facilities to monitor, a review of their safety records and a visit to the residents.
The results this year are presented in two separate reports covering our monitoring larger residential care facilities of eight to twelve residents.
A separate report covers smaller facilities.