PREDICTING AND PREVENTING CHILD REMOVALS AND OPTIMISING THE CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEM FOR ABORIGINAL CHILDREN IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES AND HEALTH SERVICES

Grant number: 1162968 | Funding period: 2019 - 2023

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Abstract

Aboriginal children are over-represented in out-of-home care and at every stage of the child protection process. This study will examine I) trends in out-of-home care for Western Australian Aboriginal children born between 2000 and 2013; II) differences in health for children removed compared to those who remain in their parents care; and III) the views and perspectives of kinship carers and staff from Aboriginal primary health care services about how to improve the child protection system.