Understanding and applying the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle (ATSICPP) recognises the importance of connections to family, community, culture and country in child and family welfare legislation, policy, and practice, and asserts that self-determining communities are central to supporting and maintaining those connections. […]
One of SNAICC’s past projects focused on how early childhood education and care (ECEC) services effectively engage with and provide quality services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities, and achieve positive outcomes for our children. We explored what is unique about services that are demonstrating outcomes and what we can learn […]
Download File The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) has published a submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission National Children’s Commissioner’s examination of intentional self-harm and suicidal behaviour in children. The submission examines the devastating rates of self-harm and suicide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people. The […]
Download File This audit tool has been created to support inter-agency partnerships in child and family service delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. The publication provides a framework and tools for measuring progress towards achieving genuine partnership goals.
Download File SNAICC has developed this series of fact sheets to provide background information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early childhood needs, the current concerns around ongoing funding of services and what needs to happen.
Download File This paper presents program and funding ideas to support integrated services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. Its immediate focus is the Budget Based Funded (BBF) services and Aboriginal Child and Family Centres (ACFCs). Its broader aim is to help develop policy and funding ideas for sustainable, community-managed Aboriginal and […]
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle (ATSICPP) is the cornerstone of Australian law and policy acknowledging the importance of family, cultural and community connections to the identity and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who come into contact with the statutory child protection system. SNAICC remains concerned that implementation of […]
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. Commitment is needed to heal and strengthen family functioning. Secondary services are vital […]
SNAICC welcomes the opportunities and responsibilities as elected Convenor of the Indigenous Sub-Group on Children and Youth (the ISG). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children have the same rights as other Australian children, including the right to be safe, the right to health care, the right to education and so on. They also have unique […]
SNAICC is proud to release a significant new research report entitled Opening Doors through Partnerships: Practical approaches to developing genuine partnerships that address Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community needs. 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 […]