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Family Matters Report 2016

November 2016

Inaugural Family Matters Report identifying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families are over-represented in involvement with the child protection system, as well as the key indicators of social and economic disadvantage that contribute to entry into out-of-home care.

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Family Matters: Discussion Paper

November 2016

Discussion paper presenting an evidence-based approach to address the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care.

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Fact Sheet: A Fair Start for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children: Recommendations to Amend the Jobs for Families Child Care Package

August 2016

Fact sheet with recommendations to amend the Jobs for Families Child Care Package and information about children's early years outcomes.

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Stronger Safer Together

July 2016

A reflective practice resource and toolkit for services that provide intensive and targeted support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families while addressing key practice issues and using a place-based approach.

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Position Statement: Achieving stability for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Out-of-Home Care

July 2016

Policy Statement examining concepts that underpin best practice in achieving stability for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care, articulating priorities for reform, including the key principles that should guide stability and permanency planning.

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Talking Up Our Strengths

March 2016

Talking Up Our Strengths is a set of 22 beautiful theme-based photomontage cards that celebrate the strength and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, both urban and remote, past and present, designed to promote discussion, build self-esteem and help connect community for Aboriginal children and young persons.

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Jobs for Families Child Care Package: Unintended Consequences and Policy Alternatives for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children

February 2016

Fact sheet and recommendations on the Jobs for Families Child Care Package with a focus on the consequences and any policy alternatives.

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Good Practice Fact Sheet: Early Years Learning Framework

January 2016

Fact Sheets designed to give educators ideas for promoting, exploring and celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture whilst implementing the outcomes, principles and practices from the Early Years Learning Framework.

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Submission Paper: Regulation Impact Statement – Child Care Assistance Package

July 2015

Submission on the Regulation Impact Statement Child Care Assistance Package on children's high vulnerability and disadvantage.

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Moving to Prevention: Intensive Family Support Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children

May 2015

Report on research into intensive family support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, including findings on how participating services incorporate intensive family support services in various settings.

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Case Studies: Community Early Learning Programs

March 2015

Community Early Learning Program information sheet and case studies with a focus on material relevant to getting kids to school.

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Fact Sheet: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Needs in Early Childhood Education and Care

March 2015

Fact sheet on the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Early Childhood Education and Care.

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