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This article from the Conversation draws attention to the large number of Indigenous children in out-of-home care in Australia and offers recommendations on how to better support Indigenous careleavers.
The attitudes of staff working in residential care towards trauma-informed care were measured prior to the implementation of The Sanctuary Model, an organisation-wide model and 6- months post implementation.
This article outlines the views of Indigenous practitioners collected as part of a doctoral study exploring the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners who undertake child protection work in Australia.
"Thousands more children are likely to be placed in out-of-home care due to the coronavirus pandemic, but advocates for minors say it is a human tragedy that could be avoided," says this article from The Age.
"All Australian governments have committed to 16 targets to tackle Indigenous disadvantage, after the previous Closing the Gap scheme largely failed in its aims, year after year," according to this article from ABC News. One of the 16 targets is to "reduce the rate of over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care by 45 per cent."
This paper details the protocol for Navigating Through Life, a study that utilises novel research methods to better understand the pathways and outcomes of young people as they leave out-of-home care (OOHC) in Western Australia (WA).
The objective of this Agreement is to overcome the entrenched inequality faced by too many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people so that their life outcomes are equal to all Australians. Target 12 of this Agreement is to "by 2031, reduce the rate of over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care by 45 per cent."
"Family conferences would become a legal entitlement for all vulnerable families involved in the [Australian Capital Territory] care and protection system under a Liberal election commitment to reform the sector," says this article from the Canberra Times.
The aim of this study was to describe the language and literacy profiles of adolescents (aged 13–19) in out-of-home care (‘looked after children’) in Australia.
In this webinar, Dr Kate E. van Doore and Rebecca Nhep explore the evolution of the recognition of orphanage trafficking broadly, and then focus on recommendations made by the Australian government following the release of its 2017 ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ report.