Kurbingui Youth and Family Development has committed to implementing the principles and actions of the Family Matters: kids safe in culture, not in care campaign.
The State of Commitment echoes the Kurbingui Youth and Family Development’s own role to act in the best interests of all children and young people and have particular regard for Aboriginal children and young people and those who are vulnerable for any reason.
Kurbingui Youth and Family Development’s Statement of Commitment
The Statement of Commitment is an initiative of Family Matters, a national campaign to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people grow up safe and cared for in family, community and their culture.
The Family Matters Statement of Commitment has six principles:
- Applying a child focussed approach.
- Ensuring that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations participate in and have control over decisions that affect their children.
- Protecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s right to live in culture.
- Pursuing evidence-based responses
- Supporting, healing and strengthening families.
- Challenging systemic racism and inequalities.
For more information about the Statement of Commitment or the Family Matters campaign, visit the Family Matters website at www.familymatters.org.au
If you want to find out more about the child protection intervention process and how to respond, read the community resource guides. These guides contain information on the child protection intervention process within each state. The community resource guides may be able to help if you: