Families & Young Police Legatees (children and young people)
If you have come to this page because you have experienced the loss of your serving or retired police officer partner or parent, our thoughts are with you as you find your way through this difficult time. Please contact us if we can support you in any way.
New police legatees may find this South Australian government website helpful when facing the maze of tasks and responsibilities after the loss of a loved one.
We provide financial, emotional and social support to South Australian Police families with dependants aged up to 21 years (young legatees).
Financial support is provided to our police legatee families in a variety of ways. Young legatees aged up to 18 years receive birthday and Christmas gifts each year, and we provide a number of financial grants to young legatees aged up to and including 21 years.
These grants include:
- Education Grant – support from preschool to tertiary education
- Wellbeing Grant by Police Health – for activities, hobbies or equipment that supports wellbeing. This grant is generously sponsored by Police Health.
- Safe Driving Grant – for driving lessons or defensive driving lessons
- Personal Development Grant – for development of knowledge and life skills to assist personal growth
- Jobs Start Grant – to assist young legatees new to the workforce
For more information about these grants, please contact the Liaison Officer – Members & Young Legatees.
To apply for any of these grants, please download the relevant form on our resources page, complete and return by email or post.
Our caring liaison officers are trained and experienced in supporting people in distress. They are available for parent legatees to talk about their grief or simply for a friendly chat. We offer telephone and email support, as well as face-to-face visits in a variety of locations.
From time to time we include supportive, educational articles in our newsletter about living with grief, and offer workshops, such as creative journaling, or informative presentations.
Being a part of the SA Police Legacy community of police legatee families also means having the opportunity to meet with others who have been on a similar journey and can offer emotional support and understanding to each other at social events or as friendships develop.
Each year we develop a calendar of events for police legatee families to join together and attend a range of social outings. The majority of these are fully or partially subsidised by SA Police Legacy.
The young legatee social events are a fantastic way for young people to have contact with each other in a fun and friendly environment, while at the same time offering an opportunity for the parents to connect with others who have shared similar experiences.
Past young legatee events have included Christmas parties at Mega Courts, Latitude, Norwood Bowling & Laser Tag, SA Police Barracks and Treeclimb.
Future Events include bowling, laser tag, Adelaide Zoo, playground catch-ups and Christmas parties.
There are a number of ways you can support us, including donations, fundraising activities, volunteering and bequests.
Visit our Get Involved page for more information.