Numbers of Indigenous children in state care a national disgrace, SNAICC says

The growing number of Indigenous children being put into government care is a national disgrace, a group representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families says.

Figures indicate one third of children in care are from Aboriginal backgrounds, which the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) says risks creating another Stolen Generation.

A forum held today in Adelaide has looked at the issue of Indigenous children in care.

Sharron Williams of the SNAICC told delegates something must change.

“It’s a national disgrace when we allow for Aboriginal children, all children, to come into care at such high levels,” she said.

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