First Nations children are removed from their homes and placed in out-of-home care at rates nearly 10 times that of non-Indigenous children. Family Matters aims to eliminate this over-representation in out-of-home care by 2040.
The campaign produces an annual report to assess what governments are doing to improve outcomes for First Nations children. The 2022 report highlights the limited progress that has been made to address over-representation and the drivers of child protection intervention. First Nations children continue to be separated from their families, communities and cultures at devastatingly high rates.
Express your support for the Campaign by taking the Family Matters Pledge here.
Take action around the call to establish a national commissioner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. The campaign has some a helpful materials to support you.
Write to your Federal and State representatives demanding that more is done to eliminate the over representation of First Nations children in out-of-home care. ANTAR’s Campaigning for Justice guidance provides tips on how to craft an effective letter.
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