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Whose voice counts? Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in child protection decision-making.

Burton, John William
June 4, 2015

Source: (2013) North Fitzroy, Victoria: SNAICC.

This paper explores participation primarily through the lens of cultural advice and support services that have been developed to involve independent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled organisations in child protection processes. Learning from the operation of these participation-focused service models provide opportunity to consider the extent to which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples currently participate in key decisions throughout all phases of child protection intervention. (excerpt)


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