About the inquiry
In the Child's Best Interest is a systemic review of the Victorian child protection system's compliance with the Aboriginal Child Placement Principle.
The review could not find a single case where agencies complied with all the requirements to meet the intent of the principle. Victorian child protection services are not complying with vital protections put in place across Australia to prevent a repetition of the impact of Stolen Generation policies.
We made 54 recommendations for improvements to achieve compliance with the intent of the Aboriginal Child Placement Principle for children in out-of-home care in Victoria.