How do you support kinship care for Aboriginal children and young people?

How do you support kinship care for Aboriginal children and young people?

One Future provides Aboriginal staff who can assess Aboriginal children and young people within their extended family, kin and community. We adhere to The Aboriginal Child Placement Principle which requires that preference be given to Aboriginal extended family or relatives, or where this is not possible other extended family or relatives being the next preferred care option for an Aboriginal child or young person. Our staff work closely with family and other important people in a child or young person's life throughout the assessment process to ensure that appropriate care decisions are made in consultation with family and community.

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, kinship care is a longstanding and integral part of culture and community. Despite the sustained trauma and loss experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities continue to take care of each other in timeā€honoured ways. Kinship care is a culturally appropriate and traditional way of caring for a child or young person.

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