The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle Indicators 2018-19: measuring progress
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle (ATSICPP) is a framework designed to promote policy and practice that will reduce the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the child protection system. This report brings together the latest state and territory...
This report presents information on young people under youth justice supervision during 2018–19 who had received child protection services in the 5 years from 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2019.
The ANAO conducted separate audits of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) Children and Schooling program and the Safety and Wellbeing program, the findings and conclusions of which are presented in this report. The objective of the audits was to assess the effectiveness of the Department...
Indigenous children are leaving out-of-home care to uncertain futures. This is the support they need
Little is known about the experiences of Indigenous children in out-of-home care, or the effectiveness of existing services to support their transition to adulthood.
This paper outlines a model framework developed by AbSec in partnership with Aboriginal Community controlled Organisations (ACCO) Intensive Based Family Services practitioners and Protecting Aboriginal Children Together (PACT) practitioners.
This strategy document identifies ways to strengthen the Aboriginal workforce as part of the government’s commitment to achieve better outcomes for Aboriginal children and families.
Submission to the Western Australian Standing Committee on Legislation’s Inquiry into the Children and Community Services Amendment Bill 2019 (WA)
First Nations organisations SNAICC and Noongar Family Safety and Wellbeing Council (NFSWC) express high concerns that the Children and Community Services Amendment Bill (WA) in its current form, falls well short of what is needed to protect the rights of, and improve outcomes for First...
Brief on COVID-19 response and recovery issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families in contact with child protection services
Based on SNAICC's ongoing engagement with child protection services regarding the impacts of COVID-19, they have identified, and made recommendations to address, the most common and critical issues.
This study, based on focus groups and interviews with 53 representatives of government departments, NGOs and Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations across Australia, examined the numbers, needs and outcomes of Indigenous care leavers, and associated program and policy supports.
The NSW Government's response to the Family is Culture review report lays a foundation for the way forward to keep First Nations children with their parents and reduce the number of these children coming into care.