26 February 2015 | General Interest
When it comes to addressing the prevalent disadvantage felt by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, the question of responsibility is a hard one to answer. Early childhood teacher Liam McNicholas has called on his contemporaries in the early childhood education and care sector to make sure they are an active part of the solution.
Writing through Early Childhood Australia’s blog, The Spoke, Mr McNicholas analysed statistics from the Report on Government Services, highlighting the alarming implications these growing figures have on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
“According to the Report on Government Services, 14,991 Indigenous children are currently in out-of-home care. This represents almost 35 per cent of children in the out-of-home care system, despite the fact that Indigenous children only represent around 4 per cent of the total number of Australian children,” Mr McNicholas wrote.
The blog entry from Mr McNicholas can viewed in its entirety via The Spoke.