Tasmanian Aboriginal community 'sidelined' in child protection system as children miss out on cultural care

Adam Holmes
By Adam Holmes
June 24 2022 - 6:00pm
Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre CEO Heather Sculthorpe and the TAC's head of families team Sally Blanden say there's a lack of Aboriginal-led decision-making in the child protection system.

Aboriginal children in Tasmania's out of home care system receive little ongoing cultural care, and there is no requirement for Aboriginal-led organisations to be involved in care planning processes.


Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010