SNAICC is undertaking consultations to inform the development of the successor plan for the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children.
The successor plan will include a dedicated focus and targeted strategies for responding to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families. It will seek to focus the efforts of government, services and communities across the country to help achieve the target in the National Agreement on Closing the Gap to, by 2031, reduce the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care by 45%.
A consultation guide details the process, thinking and background that informs the co-design model. This guide outlines the process for co-design of the successor plan, the key outcomes of previous consultations, and critical questions to be explored to design a strong plan that will achieve better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Community participation and leadership must be central to the plan’s development, recognising that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges are the primary means to achieve structural change.
Significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community wisdom and insights have already been gathered through recent co-design processes and inquiries. Targeted consultations will now take place in March-April 2021 to focus in on key themes and questions.
We encourage participation of all our supporters to ensure that this is a strong multi-faceted national plan that works for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families across Australia.
Read the consultation guide