Communities and Justice


The review was about building safety, connection to culture, and wellbeing into the future of Aboriginal children and young people. It looked at the range of organisations, including government and non-government organisations and communities, involved with decision-making and care of Aboriginal children and young people.

What is an independent review?

An independent review is a special examination, conducted by an Independent Chairperson, of an issue or matter considered to be highly important to government, organisations and the community.

In the case of this review, it aimed at examining the high rates of Aboriginal children in Out of Home Care (OOHC) and the implementation of the Aboriginal Child Placement Principle. The review examined policies and practices relating to Aboriginal children in OOHC, community consultations and public submissions. It also reviewed the circumstances of 1153 Aboriginal children and young people who entered OOHC in NSW between July 2015 and June 2016.

Last updated:

07 Aug 2023