A child protection worker accused of child-sex offences has been granted bail by an Adelaide court. The Barossa Valley man, 33, is accused of persistent sexual exploitation of two children between January 2013 and last August.

The prosecution did not oppose the man’s release on bail.

He must not contact the alleged victims or seek any work with children, and is due to face court again in January.

The case has prompted an independent review of the child protection department’s employment practices.

Child Development Minister Susan Close said the man had been a government-employed residential care worker in what was formerly called Families SA.

She said a legal firm had been engaged to independently review employment practices in the department.