Cultural Awareness : Australian Institute Of Family Studies

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Cultural awareness Australian Institute of Family Studies (2015c) reports that compared to non-Indigenous children Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are over-represented in child protection and out-of-home care services. There are complex reason for this over-representation including past history of force removal, the effects that is associated with low social-economic status, and the cultural aspect of child rearing when compared to western views. The Australian Institute of Family Studies (2015c) goes on to state that ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were seven times more likely than non-Indigenous children to be the subject of substantiated reports of harm/risk of harm.’ Framework The Common assessment framework (CAF) works on changing the old perspective of focusing upon consequence of difficulties in children 's lives rather emphasis proactive preventative and precautionary measure. The CAF works on a consistent approach to identifying and responding early to the needs of vulnerable children and families, it follows on with working on improving the information sharing to all appropriate services. The Common assessment framework works on achieving for every child good physical and mental health and for every child to have the right to be safe and secure (Commonwealth of Australia 2009). The Pederson family have been involved with child protection with the removal of four children. The older children are living with their Aunty though still
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