Partnering with the Aboriginal Community

At 30 June 2016 there were 1,872 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care in Victoria. 615 were with Aboriginal kin and 72 with Aboriginal foster carers or in Aboriginal residential care (AIHW, 2017). We are working closely with our Aboriginal Working Group to better provide culturally safe training opportunities for Aboriginal carers. We are seeking Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) to host Carer KaFÉ training. We are delighted that Wathaurong in Geelong and Winda-Mara in Heywood are hosting Berry Street Childhood Institute sessions, and Goolum Goolum in Horsham will host an Australian Childhood Trauma Group session.

“Carer KaFE is committed to Aboriginal inclusion at every stage and level. We need to equip our mob because Aboriginal kids in Aboriginal hands is so important.” - Sue Tuitupou, Senior Project Officer, Aboriginal Children’s and Young People’s Alliance

AIHW 2017. Child Protection Australia 2015–16. Child welfare series no. 66. Cat. no. CWS 60. Canberra: AIHW.

Our Governing Reference Group

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