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Safeguarding the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children is of the utmost importance. We work to establish secure environments for children and families, creating communities where they can thrive.
Our work in the Child and Family Wellbeing sector is critical in transforming Australia’s child protection system into one that fosters strong, healthy, self-determined Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who are connected to family and culture. We apply research, policy reform and sector development to put in place the most effective supports and structures across Australia. We also endorse the importance of family, community, culture and country in child and family welfare policy, legislation and practice.
We actively engage in legislative reform, produce policy and research papers and collaborate with governments and affiliates to develop, implement and monitor evidence-based strategies that enhance outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. Our holistic Child and Family Wellbeing approach encompasses safety, health, culture, mental health, home and environment, education, empowerment and economic wellbeing. Maternal Health is a significant component of our work to ensure pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have universal access to culturally safe prenatal care.
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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