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Our Way and Changing Tracks

A generational strategy and first action plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families

Our Way: A generational strategy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families 2017-2037 is the 20 year strategy to address the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families in the child protection system in Queensland.

Changing Tracks: An action plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families 2017-2019 (PDF), the first of 7 consecutive action plans over the life of the strategy, builds on current initiatives and sets the foundations for change to ensure all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in Queensland grow up safe and cared for in family, community and culture.

Our Way and Changing Tracks are jointly sponsored by the Minister for Local Government and the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, the Honourable Mark Furner MP, and the Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, the Honourable Shannon Fentiman MP. The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services worked in close partnership with Family Matters Queensland to develop Our Way and Changing Tracks.

Background

Supporting Families Changing Futures is a reform program that builds on the commitments and progress of the Queensland Government and partner organisations to implement the recommendations of the 2013 Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry.

Key priorities in Supporting Families Changing Futures include responding differently to the over-representation of vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families in the statutory child protection system, reducing child and youth sexual abuse, and closing the gaps in life outcomes.

Supporting Families Changing Futures is committed to the development and delivery of an action plan for vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. Our Way and Changing Tracks support the strategic direction of the Supporting Families Changing Futures reform program to meet the needs and requirements of Queensland's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities.

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