First Nations children
This report follows the developmental pathways of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children focussing on what helps Indigenous children ‘grow up strong’.
This report presents the results of a literature review and the findings from the initial cycles of action research conducted with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander chief investigators, community researchers and practitioners working in eight community-controlled child and family services across Queensland.
This strategy was developed and led from the outset by the Aboriginal Justice Caucus. This process commenced with a planning workshop in 2018 where the Caucus outlined their aspirations for, and approach to, creating Victoria’s first Aboriginal youth justice strategy.
The Family Matters report 2021 shows that Indigenous children continue to be removed from family and kin at disproportionate rates. This is despite overwhelming evidence about the harm this causes to children, families and communities.
The purpose of this strategy is to pave the way for governments, non‑government sectors and communities to collectively support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to grow up healthy, engaged with education, connected to family and community, and strong in culture.
In this report, Change the Record and the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum expand on their call for a genuinely, self-determined National Plan to implement community-led responses to violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children.
This is the second publication of the biennial 'Story of our children and young people.' The publication addresses the demand for an evidence-base to inform actions to improve outcomes for the children and young people of the Northern Territory.
In June 2019, the Director-General of the Department of Youth Justice asked the Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) to help monitor initiatives linked to recent youth justice reforms and to examine options for future investments. This report is the outcome of that request.
This paper has been developed to assist policy-makers, education and Indigenous leaders, as well as education practitioners, to better support Indigenous children’s early learning and well-being.
Improving the engagement of Aboriginal families with maternal and child health services: a new model of care
The purpose of this paper is to outline the Early Assessment Referral Links (EARL) concept that was trialled in the Glenelg Shire in Victoria, Australia (2009–2014) to improve the engagement of Aboriginal families in maternal and child health (MCH) services.
This resource is intended to support organisations engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to implement the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations in a culturally-safe way.
This report examines the lived experiences of Aboriginal children and young people in Victoria and the factors contributing to their over-representation in the youth justice system.
Framework to inform the development of a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early childhood strategy
Across Australia, families and communities successfully support and nurture their young children. However, wide gaps in early development, health and early learning outcomes persist. This document sets the foundation and will inform the development of a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Childhood Strategy.
Reviewing implementation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle: Australian Capital Territory 2020
This report reviews the progress of the ACT Government in implementing the full intent of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle (ATSICPP).
This document has been developed to help guide consultations to inform the successor plan for the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children, particularly its dedicated focus on improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.
Queensland’s Deadly Ears Program aims to reduce the impact of ear disease and hearing loss on Indigenous children by providing a range of frontline services in remote areas. This report summarises the services provided by the program between 2007 and 2019.
A rapid review of evidence to inform an ear, nose and throat service delivery model in remote Australia
This article aims to inform the development of a new and sustainable, evidence-based service delivery model for ear, nose and throat (ENT) services across Cape York, Australia.
Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service submission to the Department of Premier and Cabinet consultation on Victorian Youth Strategy
This submission focuses on the rights of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and young people involved in the criminal, civil and family law systems.
Models for a National Commissioner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people: options paper
This paper outlines a proposed model for the establishment of a National Commissioner that is based on examples of strongest compliance and provides concrete guidance for federal government decision-makers on the key elements required to establish an effective National Commissioner.
This report demonstrates how Indigenous programs that are strengths-based, designed with and led by the community, and – most importantly – put Indigenous peoples at the centre, are more likely to close the gap and deliver tangible and transformative impact on communities as a whole.