What we heard at the Aboriginal Child and Families Outcomes Framework Workshops
Friday 24 April 2020
Across February and March 2020, AbSec hosted 11 community workshops around NSW to gather your views on outcomes for Aboriginal children and families, particularly those impacted by the child protection system. We also gathered your feedback via an online survey.
We would like to thank everyone people who shared their aspirations for Aboriginal children, families and communities.
What we discussed
At the workshops we explored what you want to see for Aboriginal children and young people, and what it means for families to thrive. We also wanted to know what this means for children and young people in out-of-home care, including what ‘permanency’ means from an Aboriginal perspective.
‘What we heard’ reports
Reports for each location and the survey can be viewed in the documents linked below.
- Dubbo, Fri 13 Mar 2020
- Kempsey, Tue 18 Feb 2020
- Menindee, Tue 3 Mar 2020
- Moree, Wed 26 Feb 2020
- Newcastle, Wed 19 Feb 2020
- Nowra, Fri 21 Feb 2020
- Online survey
- South Western Sydney, Fri 14 Feb 2020
- Sydney, Tue 11 Feb 2020
- Tamworth, Tue 25 Feb 2020
- Wagga Wagga, Wed 11 Mar 2020
- Walgett, Thu 27 Feb 2020
What happens now?
Our broad goal is to establish an Aboriginal Child and Family System that is focused on prevention and early intervention, one that is designed and administered by Aboriginal people, and aligned with the aspirations and priorities of Aboriginal communities.
We will publish a consolidated report outlining the views of Aboriginal communities and the key themes that emerged from the workshops. We will supplement this material with a broad conceptual paper outlining the value of an Outcomes Framework.
Feedback from the consolidated report, workshops and conceptual paper will be formulated into a draft Aboriginal Child and Family Outcomes Framework and Aboriginal Permanency Framework, to influence government decision-making and used as a guide for our stakeholders.