We are a national research Unit dedicated to improving the lives of Aboriginal children through rigorous research evidence that will influence policy and practice in child protection
In 2015, an extensive consultation phase was undertaken with key members from peak Aboriginal organisations/bodies and State and Commonwealth Departments by the Australian Centre for Child Protection (ACCP) to explore the concept of the development of a national Indigenous Research Institute dedicated to child protection and building the evidence of what works in protecting and improving the lives of Aboriginal children.
The consultation process highlighted enthusiastic support for the establishment of a National Indigenous Institute of Excellence in Child Welfare in Australia. There was unanimous agreement from stakeholders that the time is ripe for change, with a key vision to improve and protect the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. In progressing the Institute objectives, a key priority is to convene a forum involving potential members to undertake the key activities.