23 February 2015 | Community Announcements The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute is undertaking a survey on behalf of the Department of Education and Training to investigate how professionals across education and allied health currently support babies’ and toddlers’ language and communication in Victoria. The findings from the Every Talking Toddler survey will be used by the […]
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 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.
SNAICC’s Supporting Carers resource is an online resource that seeks to provide support for carers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, ensuring culture is central in the protection, care and nurturing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who are in out-of-home-care.
Download File This document outlines SNAICC’s proposal for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander integrated early years and family support services (including the current Budget Based Funding program and the Aboriginal Child and Family Centres). It outlines why change is needed and provides information on the importance of investing in Early Years Pathways.
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 […]
Download File This paper provides Early Years case studies on Wynbring Multifunctional Aboriginal Children’s Service (MACS), Yappera Multifunctional Aboriginal Children’s Service (MACS) and Yarrabah PCYC School Age Care.
This year’s Children’s Week (19 to 27 October) is an opportunity to reflect on the sad reality that too many of our children are denied the most fundamental of rights: the right to enjoy their childhood. Too many of our children are prevented from living a happy, healthy and safe childhood. Vulnerable children and families […]
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 […]
Download File Know Your Rights is a publication created for young Indigenous peoples from around the world between the ages of 13 to 18 years. The document provides an overview of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Declaration) in a clear and accessible way.