The Best Care for Kids is Community

The Best Care for Kids is Community

An election is coming up in NSW in March 2019. Politicians are listening out for your views.

Support us to make it clear what should happen for Aboriginal children and families!

Will you join us in telling the next NSW government that Aboriginal kids are safer and stronger in their own families, communities and culture?

Aboriginal organisations across the state have told the Government what we think, but they’re not listening. We need you to add your voice to ours. Together, we’re too strong to ignore.

We don’t want a return to the past

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An election is coming up in NSW in March 2019. Politicians are listening out for your views.

Support us to make it clear what should happen for Aboriginal children and families!

Will you join us in telling the next NSW government that Aboriginal kids are safer and stronger in their own families, communities and culture?

Aboriginal organisations across the state have told the Government what we think, but they’re not listening. We need you to add your voice to ours. Together, we’re too strong to ignore.

We don’t want a return to the past

The NSW Government has rushed changes through Parliament which will see even more Aboriginal children permanently removed from their family, community and culture.

Authorities already remove Aboriginal kids from their homes 10 times more than other children. We’ve seen what happened when we ripped Aboriginal children from their families and communities in the past. Now, we’re about to see it again. Aboriginal people have the solutions to fix a child protection system in crisis. We need your support to demonstrate this to the next NSW government.

The best care for kids is community

We don’t have to repeat past mistakes. AbSec has put forward four key solutions that will keep Aboriginal kids safe while protecting their rights to family, community and culture – this includes changing the laws recently passed that will disproportionately impact our Aboriginal kids in NSW. Take a read, and support us to make it a reality.

Help us

Tell the next NSW Premier to stop sacrificing Aboriginal children to old, failed ideologies. Politicians from other parties will be listening too, and will use your views to form their policies for the election. We have the solutions, we need your support to make that clear to the next NSW government.  

Please add your name now for a future with REAL solutions for Aboriginal children. Solutions that keep them safe and strong in their community and culture.


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Sign our Petition

Stop the NSW Government from removing another generation of Aboriginal children from their community and culture.  

Dear Premier Gladys Berejiklian,

The Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Amendment Bill 2018, recently passed by the Legislative Council, will increase the likelihood of forced adoption of Aboriginal children – even when there are better care options for those kids within community, with people they know and trust. It will permanently sever families before giving them the support they need to stay together.

There must be greater consultation and engagement with Aboriginal communities about amendments to the statutory child protection system, before this harmful new legislation is put into practice.

Urgent action is needed to:

1. Exclude Aboriginal children and young people from adoption through the statutory child protection system,
2. Strengthen safeguards to protect Aboriginal children, including greater compliance with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principles;
3. Strengthen provisions for Aboriginal self-determination and participation in the child protection system, so that we are empowered to have an impact over the system that affects our lives;
4. Establish Aboriginal monitoring and review mechanisms to oversee the operation of the system with respect to Aboriginal children and young people, their families and community, including their placement and treatment; and
5. Prioritise family preservation and restoration.