Foster Care Week is celebrated in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia from 11-17 September. We are both humbled and amazed by the enormous contribution of our village of carers who open their homes, their hearts and their lives giving back to the community so selflessly.
Number of Aboriginal children in out-of-home-care system continues to rise
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children deserve the same opportunities as all other children yet they are now 10 times more likely to be removed from their families than non-Indigenous children with the number of Aboriginal children in the out-of-home-care system increasing every year.
We couldn’t agree more with AbSec who are calling for the establishment of an Aboriginal child and family commission to provide leadership and support for the system’s work with Indigenous people, by directing investment to community designed and delivered support services, and improving transparency and accountability.
At OzChild we strive to deliver culturally responsive programs and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.
Child maltreatment is a pervasive issue that casts a long, dark shadow over the lives of countless young Australians. It’s a problem that transcends social, economic, and cultural boundaries, leaving a lasting impact on victims and society as a whole.
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