and Young People in OOHC in NSW
In 2016, the NSW Government commissioned an Independent Review of Aboriginal children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC). The Review examined the reasons for the disproportionate and increasing number of Aboriginal children and young people in OOHC in NSW.
The Family Is Culture, Independent Review of Aboriginal Children and Young People in OOHC in NSW PDF, 5542.44 KB report was released in November 2019. The Review made 125 recommendations about the way the NSW Government delivers services and over 3,000 recommendations referring to specific children and young people.
On 7 July 2020, the NSW Government provided a formal response to the Family is Culture, Independent Review of Aboriginal Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care (OOHC). The response makes a clear commitment to building a child protection system that is more responsive to the needs of Aboriginal children, families and communities.