Youth residential care funding welcomed, but advocates say more is needed to provide young people with a stable home

Sophie Meixner - ABC News

This article from ABC News explores the disproportionate representation of Indigenous children and young people in Victoria's residential care facilities. "Placement in residential facilities is reserved for children at significant risk of harm in their own homes, with complex support needs, or who are otherwise unable to live in foster or kinship care," says the article. but "Victoria's youth residential care system has been subject to repeated criticism and inquiries over what youth advocates say are systemic failures to provide already traumatised young people with a safe and stable environment."