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As an organisation, our work focuses on three key areas: research and policy, advocacy and sector development. Through this, we design policies that promote sustained positive systemic and institutional change, advise governments on strategies and actions and, consequently, play a pivotal role in shaping legislation, policies and practices that inherently support the safety, development and wellbeing of our children.
Our work covers a broad spectrum of sectors, including Early Childhood Development, Child & Family Wellbeing and Child & Maternal Health. Within these areas, we represent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families, communities and organisations to all levels of the Australian Government.
We actively collaborate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled organisations, non-Indigenous service providers and all levels of governments to enhance the design and delivery of supports and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. Through these engagements, we work to effectuate genuine, long-term changes that improve outcomes and opportunities for our children and strengthen the capacities of families across Australia.
We work to provide a strong National Voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to support their safety, development and wellbeing.
At a national level, we represent and advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children through three interconnected roles Research, Policy & Leadership, Sector Development and Community & Sector Voice. Through these interconnected roles, we advocate for and support the development of critical services to improve access to holistic and culturally safe services for those in need. By doing so, we harness the potential of communities to effect genuine, long-term change for children and families across Australia.
Research, Policy & Leadership
Community & Sector Voice
In SNAICC 2024-25 Pre-budget Submission, we call on the Australian Government to bring to life the commitments they have made through the National Agreement on Closing the Gap by investing in the policy reform, programs and structural change needed to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families to heal and to thrive.Download
Family Matters Report 2023 shows that child protection systems continue to fail Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, with the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children entering out-of-home care continuing to rise, exposing them to ongoing harm and trauma. This report highlights, in particular, Aboriginal-led solutions to what is working best for our children and communities.Download
Read the official agreement to implement the Early Childhood and Development Policy Partnership.Download
Year 1 work plan report summarises the agreed actions the ECCD will take to support its objectives, which include progress initial priorities to improve early childhood care and development outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.Download
Community Engagement Findings & Recommendations: A South Australian Peak Body for Aboriginal Children and Families
Resource on findings & recommendations for developing an Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisation in South Australia that focuses on children and families.Download
Family Matters 2022 report is the third to be published following the development of the new National Agreement on Closing the Gap and it measures the trends to turn the tide on the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care in Australia.Download
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