In April, NPYWC held a meeting bringing together the Senior Executives of the Child Protection Services in WA, NT and SA. Senior Anangu Women raised their concerns about the challenges of having to navigate three different child protection systems. The meeting was a positive first step in developing a cross border Child Protection Framework, ensuring the unique needs of Anangu children and families are recognised and responded to in the child protection system.
“People talk to us too much and sometimes what they say doesn’t make sense. We’ve got things to say too, they need to listen to us, to take turns, and to use interpreters so that everyone understands.”
(APY community member)