Safeguarding the rights of Aboriginal children and young people in the child protection system


Aboriginal children are over-represented in the child protection system. Approximately 50% of the children in out of home care are Aboriginal, despite comprising four per cent of the population in New South Wales. The Aboriginal Case Management Policy (ACMP) and the Aboriginal Child Placement Principles (ACPP) are designed to ensure that when Aboriginal children encounter the child protection system their connections to family, kin, community, culture and country are safeguarded.

This audit may examine how effectively the Department of Communities and Justice is implementing the ACMP and the ACPP including systems, procedures, resources, outcomes monitoring and cultural capability of staff.