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Every day AbSec works to support Aboriginal children, families and communities to ensure targeted care is being delivered where it’s needed most. We invite you to partner with AbSec to ensure that our work continues to thrive and grow, today and into the future.



Cultural Connections Workshop – New Workshops

Our Cultural Connections Workshop helps child protection practitioners, agency staff and foster carers support Aboriginal children in care through effective cultural planning. New workshops available…”

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Growing up in child protection: Storme’s story

Storme was removed from his family when he was 1½ years old and put into a long-term placement with a male carer… There was no support from Government or social services to maintain his cultural identity and connections…”

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“I was one of the lucky ones”: Cody’s story

Cody McGrady Miller can still clearly remember the day he was removed from home, eight years ago…

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Jade Naden

‘Looking for a better life for children is looking at the families first’: Jade’s story

Jade Naden is a Wiradjuri and Gumbaynggir woman from Nambucca Heads, on the NSW mid north coast. At just 18 years old, she’s an early childcare worker, a Youth Ambassador with AbSec, and a proud advocate for her people and culture

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historic partnership

AbSec Welcomes Historic Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap

AbSec has welcomed the signing of an historic Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap between the Commonwealth Government, State and Territory Governments and the Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Bodies.

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national close the gap day

Closing the Gap will only be successful if Aboriginal communities lead the solutions

Currently in NSW as well as across Australia, the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal kids continues to widen across the child protection system.

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Tracey Sauerbier

‘If you take a child out of the community, you’re taking life from them’: Tracey’s story

Tracey Sauerbier wears two hats in her work with Aboriginal young people … My heart is for a safe community and a safe environment …

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Jill Bower

How Jill created a family for those who needed it most

It was no surprise to anyone when Jill Bower became a carer – it seemed like her calling. “I remember as a little girl, I was going to take the little kids off the mission…

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Amanda King

‘Kids need to be back in community’: Amanda’s story

Amanda King is the Aboriginal Education Officer at Menindee Central School, near Broken Hill in Far West NSW. As well as working with kids in out-of-home care at the school, Amanda has worked with Kutanya Cultural Camps, a program which …

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