SNAICC supports the development and adequate resourcing of integrated, holistic and culturally appropriate support services for all our children and their families. This requires the provision of a broad range of family support services that are available, accessible and appropriate to meet the needs of and strengthen our families. SNAICC prioritises empowerment of, and capacity building for, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities to lead approaches to caring for our children and families. SNAICC focuses particularly on support for families in the critical early years of children’s lives and support for families at risk of, or subject to, child protection intervention to address complex needs, preserve, strengthen and reunify our families.
Current Policy Focus
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Family Centres
27 May 2015
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Family Centres are community-driven hubs that not only provide high quality early childhood services to Indigenous children, but also connect vulnerable families to access an array of integrated services.
Integrated service delivery
1 Mar 2013
SNAICC has undertaken significant work to consider what is needed for the development and delivery of services that are integrated to respond holistically to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families.
Intensive/targeted Family Support
1 Feb 2013
SNAICC recognises that many of our families require intensive supports to address complex needs, family breakdown and multiple stressors. Many of our families remain damaged by the intergenerational impacts of past policies of forced removal of children from their family and culture.
Opening Doors Through Partnerships – SNAICC report April 2012
1 Mar 2013
In the context of a current nation-wide policy focus on service delivery partnerships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations, and mainstream service providers, this paper addresses important questions in unpacking partnership rhetoric to identify elements of genuine partnership development.