Aboriginal Child Placement Principles (ACPP) were established to guide the practice of child protection services in Western Australia.
They aim to strengthen Aboriginal children's connections with their family, community and cultural identity particularly in response to previous detrimental policies and to enhance the involvement of Aboriginal people in the placement of Aboriginal children.
The ACPP were ratified by the Department for Community Services in October 1985. From that time, Aboriginal children in Western Australia could not be placed with non-Aboriginal carers without the approval of the Director General.
The Children and Community Services Act 2004 WA enshrined Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principles in legislation.
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09 January 2023
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/wa/WE00437
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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