We need your feedback on the Guardianship Program
Tuesday 5 November 2019
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 so that we can work to improve the lives of Aboriginal children.
We need to ask you a few questions about the Guardianship Program to find out what has been good, what could be improved, and anything else you might like to tell us.
AbSec’s position on guardianship has not changed. We want to ensure that Aboriginal children under guardianship arrangements, and their carer/s, are receiving support to ensure connection to family, community and culture, and for their development.
If you currently have, or previously had, children on Guardianship orders, we would like to speak with you about your experience. We can arrange a visit to you at home or meet you somewhere convenient to ask a couple of questions.
We aim to:
- Assist Aboriginal communities in their goals to achieve self-determination and create a safe, secure and caring environment for their children and young people.
- Provide support, information and networking opportunities for Aboriginal agencies who provide care and protection services for children and young people.
- Advise the Government, key Departments and agencies on issues impacting Aboriginal children and families.
- Provide advice on child protection and out-of-home care policy
- Provide advice to the Department of Communities and Justice on issues for Aboriginal families involved in child protection and out-of-home care services
- Assist with communication between Aboriginal member agencies, communities, government departments and non-government organisations on issues affecting Aboriginal children and young people, their families and communities.