This report has been published by the Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP) Victoria. It documents the findings of Taskforce 1000, which was an eighteen month project that critically reviewed the case plans and circumstances of 980 Aboriginal children in out-of-home care in Victoria.
Among its findings, the report highlights that family violence, in combination with parental alcohol and/or drug abuse, is the leading causes for Aboriginal children’s entry to care. Of the children reviewed, 88% were impacted by family violence and 87% were affected by a parent with alcohol or substance abuse issues. The report makes a series of recommendations in response to the inquiry’s findings.