SACAT's expanding Jurisdictions - October 2018

On Monday 22 October 2018, SACAT will be conferred jurisdiction under the the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017.

SACAT will now be able to review certain decisions of the Chief Executive of the Department for Child Protection, including decisions about:- 

  • the approval of carers
  • the placement of a child or young person
  • the education or professional examination of a child or your person; and
  • the licencing of foster care agencies and children's residential facilities

SACAT will not have jurisdiction to review decisions about contact arrangements.

SACAT only has jurisdiction to review decisions of the Chief Executive, once an internal review of the decision has been undertaken by the Department for Child Protection.

Applications of this kind will be handled by SACAT’s Administrative & Disciplinary Stream.

Infomration specifically for children and young people can be found here.


SACAT Collinswood is relocating.

Following recommendations contained in the Statutory Review of SACAT (2017) - services currently provided at Collinswood will transition to 100 Pirie Street.

It is anticipated that the colocation with our existing services will be completed by the end of 2018.

More information will be provided as the project progresses.


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