Grandmothers fear child protection changes
Did you know the number of Indigenous children in out-of-home care has nearly doubled during the past 10 years? This trend, its life-altering impacts on Indigenous families and NSW Government plans to make it easier for children in care to be adopted have alarmed activist groups like the Grandmothers Against Removals.
The group’s founder Aunty Hazel Collins joined Jess on Weekend Breakfast to discuss how the group got started, the effects removal has on Indigenous families, concerns with proposed changes to the child protection system and possible ways to deal with the complex issues raised.
- NSW Government child protection reform announcement
- Community Legal Centres NSW response to proposed child protection system changes
- NITV feature on Grandmothers Against Removals
- Grandmothers Against Removals Facebook page