Project status: Open

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The ACT Government is progressing ambitious and transformative reforms to the Child and Family Services System to improve the wellbeing of children and their families. These reforms include changes across statutory and non-statutory services, that focus on a particular stage of life or seek to improve outcomes for families in a specific part of the child and youth protection system.

This will contribute to building a Child and Youth Protection Services system that is restorative, contemporary, and underpinned by good decision making and communication.

We have heard from stakeholders, funded organisations and people with lived experience of Child and Youth Protection Services about:

In future, we will be consulting on the following for the following key priorities:

  • Implementing Our Booris Our Way recommendations
  • Developing a Charter of Rights for Parents and Families involved in Child Youth Protection Services
  • Embedding the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle in the Children and Young People Act 2008
  • External merits review of child protection decisions

Who should participate in these engagements?

  • Children and young people in out of home care or who have experienced out of home care
  • Birth families
  • Kinship and foster carers
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Funded service providers
  • Community sector organisations
  • Advocacy groups
  • Oversight agencies

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