Chief Child Protection Officer

Catherine Turnbull is the inaugural SA Health Chief Child Protection Officer. The role of Chief Child Protection Officer was established in May 2021 to:

  • lead initiatives to reform child protection governance across SA Health
  • facilitate a co-design process to develop a statewide model of care for SA Health’s Child Protection Services operating across the Local Health Networks
  • represent SA Health in strengthening relationships with partner agencies within South Australia’s broader child protection system
  • develop, monitor, review and update SA Health policies relating to children and child protection
  • provide strategic advice on child protection matters and promote the best interests of children and families across SA Health.


If you need further information you can contact the Office of the Chief Child Protection Officer.