Sue Lacey
Manager of Client Services

Sue Lacey has an extensive background  working in the child protection and disability sectors. In her 35 years of experience she has worked in a variety of areas including:

  • Social Skills Group worker with HETA (Handicapped Employment Training Assistance) ,
  • Youth Worker at Magill Training Centre working with adolescent young men,
  • Youth worker for 15 years in Families SA within  the Adolescent Team (now Department Child Protection Services),
  • Establishment and facilitating the Return to Country to APY Lands and cross border groups
  • setting up of the Anangu women’s group


Most recently she has worked at the Exceptional Needs Unit for the last 7 years before moving to SA Support Services.

Amanda Clarke
Clinical Service Manager


Amanda is a new addition to our team employed as a Clinical Service Manager. She has brought with her twenty years of experience as a social worker in a range places both interstate and overseas with extensive experience in government sectors. Amanda has worked in child protection both here and in the UK as well as government Disability Services in SA and Victoria. Most recently she was the Clinical Lead Social Worker in Disability SA which was a state wide position for 5 years. She is passionate about working with clients from a forensic disability background particularly with a positive behaviour support focus. Amanda is helping SASS get prepared for NDIS and putting in place a therapeutic model of practice that is best practice in South Australia. Through the work that Amanda is engaging in, SASS has developed strategic partnerships with other organisations that will place SASS at the forefront of forensic disability practice. With Amanda’s vision, leadership and experience, SASS is moving from strength to strength to improve lives for people who have complex forensic histories.

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