A report has found a lack of Aboriginal involvement in the Tasmanian Government's child protection decision-making processes and no available policy documents across a range of areas.
The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care analysed each state and territories' response to Aboriginal child placement principles to address the "alarming rate" of children being separated from family and culture.
In Tasmania, it found no evidence of culturally-safe family group conferencing and no department-established processes for kinship and family scoping programs.
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The report was also critical of the lack of a Commissioner, and the lack of a funded peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island children and families.
No information could be found on engagement on the new Strong Families, Safe Kids advice line, whether Aboriginal people had been specifically consulted in the development of Our Voice Our Future or policy documents emphasising preference for high-priority placements.
The SNAICC report stated that these shortcomings needed to be addressed.
"Policy developments, like the Outcomes Framework for Children and Young People in Out of Home Care, would have benefited from greater participation of Aboriginal organisations, with important opportunities to strengthen implementation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Child Placement Principles missed," the report states.
"The findings of this report highlight that Tasmania has a significant way to go to fully implement all elements of the ATSICPP.
"There are opportunities for strengthening its implementation in ongoing reform processes that could be seized and better utilised."
The proportion of funding for intensive family support compared to other child protection services had decreased in Tasmania from 14.1 per cent in 2016-17 to 13.1 per cent in 2017-18, well below the national average of 17.1 per cent.
The Tasmanian Government referred questions to Communities Tasmania, which did not respond by deadline.