On 28 February 2023, the New South Wales Ombudsman tabled a report on Aboriginal children in out-of-home care in Parliament.
This report assesses the extent to which the Department of Communities & Justice’s (DCJ) achieved its five-year strategy to reduce overrepresentation of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care (OOHC).
The Ombudsman’s report shows that the AOS did not achieve its goal of reducing Aboriginal over-representation in OOHC. None of the four targets directed toward that goal were achieved. There was some progress toward each target, and DCJ came close to achieving one of the targets.
Kindly find the report and the media release in the download section below.
Source: The Office of the New South Wales Ombudsman, Australia