Indigenous children over-represented in welfare

A study by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has found that the number of children in out-of-home care has increased by ten percent over the past year.

The statistics were released in a Child Protection report yesterday, and found that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were significantly over-represented in the child protection system.

Child Safety Spokesman Jack Dempsey said that the government needs to allocate the child safety budget more effectively, particularly into early intervention strategies.

Posted via email from 4ZZZ News

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