The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle (ATSICPP) indicators report presents the latest available data to assess progress towards the implementation of the ATSICPP. The ATSICPP aims to reduce the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the child protection and out-of-home care systems.
- Cat. no: CWS 84
Between 2017 and 2021, the rate of Indigenous children in out-of-home care increased from 51 per 1,000 to 58 per 1,000.
Since 2017, most Indigenous children in out-of-home care lived with relatives or kin, or Indigenous carers (around 63%).
16% of Indigenous children in out-of-home care during 2020–21 were reunified with family.
During 2019–20, 84% of reunified Indigenous children aged 0–16 did not return to out-of-home care within 12 months.