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Will you partner with us?

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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artwork competition

Artwork Competition! AbSec 20 Years Celebration

Are you young, Aboriginal and a deadly artist? AbSec is celebrating 20 years! And we want you to help us create the signature artwork to commemorate our landmark celebration – 20 years of caring for our Aboriginal children, families and communities…

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Emerging Issues Forums

Have your say on the issues facing your community. Throughout the months of February and March 2020, AbSec will host several District & Community Forums around the state. We want to share our work and current priorities, and to gather your views on some of the key issues and trends that are happening in your community…

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Urgent reforms needed for Aboriginal families in the NSW child protection system

On the 12th anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generations, Aboriginal children, families and communities in NSW are still disproportionately impacted by government policy and the child protection system…

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Tim Ireland

Tim Ireland on the 12th Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations

The National Apology was undoubtedly a momentous occasion to formally acknowledge the injustice in our nation's past in order to move towards reconciliation. However it is with sadness that we must also confront the reality that even in 2020, Aboriginal children in Australia are still facing disproportionately high rates…”

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Community workshops on the Aboriginal Child and Family Outcomes Framework

Help make a difference to the lives of Aboriginal children and young people in NSW. Across February and March 2020, AbSec will host community workshops around NSW to gather your views on outcomes for Aboriginal children and families, particularly those impacted by the child protection system.…

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We need your feedback on the Guardianship Program

AbSec and the Department of Communities and Justice are working together to design a system to support Aboriginal children/young people and their families who are part of the Guardianship Program. We would appreciate your help in our review of the Guardianship arrangements…

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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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