Indigenous Kids in Care

30 November 2020

Indigenous Kids in Care

The Family Matters Report 2020 shows that Indigenous children continue to be removed from family and kin at disproportionate rates – disrupting their connection to community and culture. A staggering 81 per cent (16,287) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care are living permanently away from their birth parents until the age of 18 years. The report: HERE.

In Parliament, I’ve asked the minister for action to address this to meet the Closing the Gap commitment of a 45 per cent reduction in the number of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care by 2031. We urgently need an Aboriginal Child Protection Commission to ensure self-determination for Aboriginal families at risk: > HERE.

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