Tag: kinship_care

May 15, 2017

16 May 2017 . Aboriginal children are disproportionately represented in the care system. They comprise about one third of children in care, and the trend points to further increases. As well as the trauma and dislocation felt by all children coming into care, they face the extra risk of removal from, or loss of access…

January 25, 2017

31 January 2017 One of the greatest issues facing us when we remove children from their birth families is finding safe, stable and nurturing homes in which they can live. In this three-part article we look at the problems identified in Commissioner Nyland’s October 2016 report and the Government’s response in December. . You can…

October 18, 2016

18 October, 2016 Themes from Nyland  #7 The team from the Guardian’s office have analysed the 850 pages and 260 recommendations from The life they deserve: Child Protection Systems Royal Commission Report[1].  We have extracted some themes and priorities to allow us to critique the government’s response, judge the improvements over time and to shape…

October 13, 2016

13 October, 2016 The year 2015-16 saw the number of South Australian children under care and guardianship-to-18 orders increase by 324 or 12 per cent since June 2015. .Also increased was the proportion of children in care of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage from 29.4 to 32.8 per cent and the proportion in kinship care from 37.6…

October 4, 2016

4 October, 2016 Themes from Nyland  #5 The team from the Guardian’s office have analysed the 850 pages and 260 recommendations from The life they deserve: Child Protection Systems Royal Commission Report[1].  We have extracted some themes and priorities to allow us to critique the government’s response, judge the improvements over time and to shape…