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21 Oct 2021

Culturally diverse children in out-of-home care

Safety, Wellbeing, Cultural and Family Connections

This report is a collection of papers to provide information on cultural diversity in out-of-home care (OOHC). People from migrant backgrounds and Indigenous communities are part of the diverse social, cultural and economic fabric of contemporary Australia, with similarities and differences between their experiences of belonging and cultural traditions. Aboriginal children are over-represented in the statutory care system. Children from CALD backgrounds are also represented in OOHC, mirroring the diversity of the general population. There is limited information on CALD children in OOHC in Australia. Despite the lack of accurate data, there are indications that cultural diversity is increasing in OOHC.

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Culturally Diverse Children in Out-of-home Care
Culturally Diverse Children in Out-of-home Care