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The National Aboriginal Child Safety and Domestic Violence Summit 2023: Strong Families, Safer Children

29 - 31 March 2023 - Adelaide, South Australia
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KWY Summit 2023

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We invite you to join us for the National Aboriginal Child Safety and Domestic Violence Summit at the Pullman Hotel, Adelaide, from 29-31 March 2023.

The National Aboriginal Child Safety and Domestic Violence Summit 2023: Strong Families, Safer Children will bring together guest speakers to stimulate new and innovative pathways to address the national issue of child safety, domestic and Aboriginal family violence across Australia.


This is an Aboriginal focused summit hosted by an Aboriginal community controlled organisation. Bringing forward the voices of Aboriginal families and communities is crucial to policy writers, decision makers and leaders to increase the safety of women and children.

A key element to this approach is the understanding that child safety is central and Domestic and Family Violence in Aboriginal communities requires a deep understanding of an Aboriginal world view, collaboration, and collective action designed with and led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

For over a decade, KWY has been devoted to creating a place for change, working towards ending all forms of Domestic and Aboriginal Family violence.

Within the theme of Strong Families, Safer Children, we will cover healing and recovery, holistic family, child focused responses and working with men. KWY's National Summit will create a culturally safe space for these conversations to be had and bring about the change we need to see. 

Join us in 2023 to be a part of the conversation!

The Summit logo is a dragonfly which symbolises change, growth, adaptability, and resilience.

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FOCUS Awards Gala Dinner

Join us on the 31 March 2023 from 6:30pm at the Pullman Hotel for a wonderful evening

The Flame of Change Unifying Support (FOCUS) Awards and Gala Dinner will showcase the work of individuals and organisations that work in the domestic and family violence, child protection and homelessness sectors.


Featuring a 5-piece band, Tony and the Sound Factory, the FOCUS Awards Gala Dinner is a great opportunity to connect with leading organisations and individuals in a relaxed environment.

Nominations for the FOCUS Awards are open now. Click below to download the nomination form and email it to by Sunday 10 March 2023 at 11.59pm

FOCUS Award Categories:

  • Outstanding Achievement by a Small Organisation (Under 25 staff)

  • Outstanding Achievement by a Large Organisation (Over 25 staff) 

  • Outstanding Achievement by an individual in the Child Protection sector  

  • Rosie Batty Award for outstanding work in the Domestic and Family violence sector  

  • Jo Shanahan Award for outstanding work in SAPOL

Awards Nominations

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3 Day Summit

29 - 31 March 2023

  • 3 full days, including keynote speakers, and presentations by leading industry professionals

  • Breakout sessions and interactive workshops 

  • Panel discussion and forums 

  • Lunch and refreshments 

  • Free barista coffee cart and refreshments 

  • Networking opportunities 

  • Welcome pack upon arrival 

$ 880

FOCUS Awards Dinner

31 March 2023

  • 5-hour entertainment package including dinner and drinks  

  • Exclusive opportunity to network  

  • FOCUS Awards presentations 

  • Tony and the Sound Factory Band (5-piece band – live music) 

$ 150

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Keynote Speakers

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Award-winning media host & speaker

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Adjunct Professor

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CEO of Maari Ma Health

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Minister for Social Services


Chief Executive, Department for Child Protection in SA

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Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People SA


Minister for Child Protection

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SA Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Attorney-General

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SA Minister for Human Services

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Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Commissioner

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CEO of Department of Human Services

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Commissioner for First Nations Voice

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Business owner and Principal consultant at DS Consultancy


Chair of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Council on family, domestic and sexual violence


Program Overview

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Click here to download a copy of the KWY National Summit Program Booklet for further information.


Niina Marni (Welcome)

Tarndanya, Kaurna Yerta/ Adelaide, South Australia 

The National Aboriginal Child Safety and Domestic Violence Summit 2023: Strong Families, Safer Children is hosted on the lands of the Kaurna Nation, the First Nations people of the Adelaide plains.

In Kaurna language, Tarndanya means ‘place of the red kangaroo’ and refers to the city of Adelaide and the land south of the River Torrens (Karrawirra Parri).  


KWY Aboriginal Corporation would like to acknowledge the Kaurna people as the custodians of the lands and waters of the Adelaide region, on which we will meet. We pay respect to Elders both past, present and emerging.  


We acknowledge and respect the Kaurna people’s cultural, spiritual, physical and emotional connection with their land, waters and community.

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Venue & Accommodation
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The Pullman Adelaide is a 5-star hotel in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD. The newly refurbished function space offers a contemporary and innovative design that plays on the natural surroundings of the calm and leafy Hindmarsh Square and the hotel’s unique 15th-floor views of the Adelaide city skyline and hills. 


The Pullman has rooms and deluxe suites available for interstate travellers. Use the link above to receive a discount for summit attendees.  


As our chosen summit venue is located in Adelaide’s city centre, accommodation options are extensive. Please see the following as some suggestions but note this list is not exhaustive. 



Partnership packages are all allocated now, click below to register your interest as a Partner for the 2024 Summit

With sincere gratitude, KWY would like to acknowledge and thank the following organisations for their generous support as our Summit sponsorship partners

Summit Partner
Coffee Partner
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Food Partner
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Merch Sponsor
FOCUS Dinner Partner
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FOCUS Awards Partner
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A Quick Glance at the Statistics

3 in 5

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have experienced sexual or physical assault by an intimate partner since age 15


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are 32x more likely to be hospitalised due to DFV


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are nearly 11x more likely to die from assault than non-Aboriginal women

Statistics courtesy of: ANROWS and Our Watch

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