Number of Aboriginal children in out-of-home-care system continues to rise

Indigenous | Posted February 20, 2019
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.

That’s why our indigenous services help to connect Aboriginal children and young people with their community and culture and why we developed our Reconciliation Action Plan.

Read more about this story here.

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