FUNDING FOR CHILD PROTECTION INFORMATION SHARING PLATFORM
7 November 2019 MEDIA RELEASE: CHILDREN IN CARE COLLECTIVE.Read more
Recent reports like The Family Matters Report 2019 and a report by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child reveal that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people around the country experience widespread and persistent disadvantage, impacting on current and future generations.
These children and young people are 10.2 times more likely to be removed from their families, 2.5 times more likely to be developmentally vulnerable than other children when they start school, and 17 times more likely to be in juvenile detention.
There is an urgent need and imperative to establish a national commissioner dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people.
We are asking for more organisations to endorse the SNAICC position paper and the call for a national commissioner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people.
Endorse the Position Paper