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Valuing the importance of culture and different ways of doing things

We have a strong focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and making sure children and families receive culturally appropriate support.

Our work also aims to address this issue of over-representation of Indigenous children in the child protection system.

Some of the things we have done to support our cultural focus include:

  • creating an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Strategy (January 2016 to June 2017)
  • delivering our Reconciliation Action Plan (2015-17)
  • linking Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families with early childhood services
  • connecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with sexual health and prenatal services.
Last modified: 
24 February 2017