For the very first time, SNAICC, with input from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled organisations along with state and territory governments, has conducted baseline analyses of the progress of all states and territories in implementing the full intent of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle (ATSICPP). These documents will be useful for law and policy makers, as well as practitioners across Australia to identify how jurisdictions are faring in implementing the ATSICPP and best practice approaches to implementation.
The baseline analyses documents consider the alignment of the five elements of the ATSICPP – prevention, partnership, placement, participation, and connection – with five interrelated system elements – legislation, policy, programs, processes and practice in each state and territory across Australia. These baseline analyses measure implementation with reference to the best practice approach as set out in Understanding and Applying the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle – A Resource for Legislation, Policy, and Program Development
The baseline analyses reveal that while jurisdictions have implemented some aspects of the ATSICPP, significant progress is needed to ensure full and holistic implementation of the principle.