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Aboriginal-led Data Sharing: Child Protection and Out-of-home Care Statistics (older version)

This interactive dashboard presents statistics on child protection and out-of-home care (OOHC) outcomes for vulnerable children and young people and their families. The key performance indicators reported in this dashboard are grouped into the four main themes below. Data for most of these indicators include Aboriginality and District breakdown.

  • Population rates of children and young people in the NSW child protection system

    This theme includes the number and rate of the children and young people involved in risk of significant harm (ROSH) reports, those who were seen by DCJ caseworkers and children who entered OOHC. It also presents the likelihood of Aboriginal children and young people reported at ROSH, children seen and entered OOHC, compared to non-Aboriginal children and young people.

  • Keeping Aboriginal children and young people safe from harm

    This theme highlights the top three primary reported issues during the year. It also presents the number of children and young people involved in ROSH reports and the proportion who were seen by DCJ caseworkers.

  • Respectful partnerships with Aboriginal families and kin

    This theme focuses on the placement of Aboriginal children and young people according to the Aboriginal Placement Principles. Section 13 of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 provides for a general order of placement for Aboriginal children. The aim is to ensure that, if possible and assessed as safe, Aboriginal children and young people are placed within their biological family, extended family, local Aboriginal community or wider Aboriginal community and culture. The purpose of this placement principle is to enhance and preserve Aboriginal children’s sense of their Aboriginal identity and to stay connected with their Aboriginal culture.

  • Supporting the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal children and young people while in care

    This theme includes measures on children and young people entering OOHC, % entering OOHC for the first time and in OOHC by placement stability. It also includes children and young people in statutory OOHC who were placed with NGOs and also by case management responsibility, which includes DCJ, Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCO) and non-Aboriginal NGOs.

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Last updated: 14 Aug 2023