Child and Family Focus SA (CAFFSA) is the South Australian peak body for child and family well-being.

Our vision is that all children have the opportunity to grow, flourish and reach their fullest potential. We do this by supporting an inclusive community where all children, young people and families are secure, safe and valued.

The purpose of CAFFSA is to represent the interests of children, young people and their families as well as the not-for-profit, non-government organisations providing prevention, early intervention, family support and out of home care services.

Child and Family Focus SA (CAFFSA) is also the principle industry association supporting those not-for-profit organisations who provide various forms of prevention and early intervention, family support, out of home care [including foster care and residential care], and other child protection and child safety services. We represent small, medium and large community service organisations across South Australia in metropolitan and country locations, and act in the interests of children, young people and their families.

This is achieved through:


Advocating for the wellbeing of children and families through research and public policy advice to enable positive reform and work with our member agencies to ensure children and families have access to the services and support they need.


Collaboration and co-design in planning and service delivery to stakeholders. Promoting effective partnerships with funders and with agencies who have complementary objectives, thereby providing a united voice for the sector.


Bringing about effective change that will strengthen the capacity of the community sector to improve the quality of life and achieve better outcomes for communities, families, children and young people, particularly those living in Out of Home Care.