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Family Matters

The Family Matters annual report examines what governments are doing to turn the tide on over-representation and the outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

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Safe & Supported

Safe & Supported sets out how all governments, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and the non-government sector work together to help children, young people and families in need of support.

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WA Roadmap

The WA Roadmap is a partnership between SNAICC and the Western Australian Government in the development of a 10-year Roadmap to reduce the over-representation of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care in Western Australia.

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Our Role

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.

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SNAICC 2024-25 Pre-budget Submission to the Australian Government

February 2024

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.

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Family Matters Report 2023

November 2023

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.

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Family Matters Report 2023 – Report Card

November 2023

Report Card for Family Matters 2023 Report.

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Family Matters Report 2023 – Data Snapshot

November 2023

Data Snapshot for Family Matters 2023 Report.

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Agreement to Implement the Early Childhood Care and Development Policy Partnership

August 2023

Read the official agreement to implement the Early Childhood and Development Policy Partnership.

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Stronger ACCOs, Stronger Families Report

May 2023

Report identifying the strengths, opportunities, needs and barriers of Aboriginal community-controlled organisations in delivering Commonwealth-funded child and family service.

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Stronger ACCOs, Stronger Families Report Table

May 2023

The Final Findings Table for the Stronger ACCOs, Stronger Families Report looking at Strengths, Needs, Barriers & Opportunities.

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Early Childhood Care and Development Policy Partnership: Year 1 Workplan Summary

May 2023

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.

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Community Engagement Findings & Recommendations: A South Australian Peak Body for Aboriginal Children and Families

March 2023

Resource on findings & recommendations for developing an Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisation in South Australia that focuses on children and families.

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Family Matters Brief

November 2022

Fact sheet with key information on Family Matters.

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Family Matters Data Snapshot 2022

November 2022

Data snapshot on the Family Matters 2022 annual report.

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Family Matters Report 2022

November 2022

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.

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