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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources

AbSec Services

The Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (AbSec) provides child protection and out-of-home care policy advice on issues affecting Aboriginal children, young people, families and carers. They also work to build capacity in the Aboriginal disability NGO sector to provide choices for people with disability in the types of services and supports they access.

Aboriginal Foster Care Recruitment Manual - AbSec

The Aboriginal Foster Care Recruitment manual was developed as a guide to assist Aboriginal out-of-home care agencies in the recruitment of Aboriginal foster carers.

Throughout the manual there are ideas and steps to help in the recruitment of foster carers for Aboriginal children in out-of-home care in NSW.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child and Young Person Placement Principles

From Section 13 of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 

Aboriginal Case Management Policy

A case management policy for practitioners working with Aboriginal children, young people and families

Aboriginal Child and Family Centres

There are nine Aboriginal Child and Family Centres (ACFCs) in NSW which provide a mix of culturally safe services and supports for Aboriginal children aged 0 to 8 years and their families.

Keeping Kids Connected

Information about cultural planning for Aboriginal children and young people.

Wiradjuri Workbook 

This resource is based on a published Wiradjuri Workbook written by Dr Lynette Riley and Diane Riley-McNaboe, two Dubbo-born sisters from both Wiradjuri (Dubbo) and Gamilaroi (Moree) Nations for Indigenous children in permanent foster care, to help connect them with their culture.  Learn about the Wiradjuri language and culture through games and other learning activities.


Therapeutic program supporting placement stability for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Proud in Culture, Strong in Spirit

This webinar by NAPCAN explores how children thrive in systems that recognise the strengths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

Reconciliation NSW - How to be an Indigenous Ally

This website from Reconciliation NSW includes positive ways that non-Indigenous Australians can engage with Indigenous issues and ideas on how to be an Indigenous ally

Resources in Aboriginal Languages

Department of Communities and Justice resource for Aboriginal parents and carers

Learn about Aboriginal kinship systems

An online learning module by the University of Sydney, covering the systems of social organisation that traditionally govern Aboriginal societies.