This position paper has been written to clearly and unambiguously articulate Australian Association for Adolescent Health's (AAAH)’s support for the actions described to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people are supported to lead us to create a more positive future for all...
This plan showcases how AbSec will represent the interests of Aboriginal children, families and organisations in the next strategic cycle.
This inquiry spoke with more than 200 children and young people in or with experience of kinship, foster and residential care in Victoria. Their voices shape the 43 findings and 17 recommendations that this report makes to the Victorian government.
This report makes the economic case for additional, long‑term investment in targeted early intervention and intensive family preservation to prevent children entering out‑of‑home care in Victoria.
This scorecard tells the story of how well children’s rights are protected and promoted across Australia. It tells us where we are doing well, where we should be doing much better, and where we do not yet know enough to make an assessment of our...
This position paper on the Aboriginal Children’s Forum KPI 7 states that 100% unborn reports should be referred to Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs).
This inquiry report examines the deaths by suicide of 35 children and young people within 12 months of their involvement in child protection over the period 1 April 2007–1 April 2019. The report highlights the chasm between formal, coercive child protection interventions, and a child...
The ACT Community Services Directorate received over 40 submissions from individuals and organisations in response to their 2018 discussion paper. These highlighted several overarching themes, including a view that the dispensing with consent provisions should prioritise children’s best interests. Feedback from the submissions is outlined...
The number of children in the Northern Territory child protection system remains extremely high, despite $500 million per year being spent by the Commonwealth and Northern Territory governments. This draft report finds that a fundamental change in approach is needed to better coordinate funding decisions...
This review is aimed at examining the high rates of Aboriginal children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC) in New South Wales and the implementation of the Aboriginal Child Placement Principle (ACPP) in this jurisdiction.