The Department for Child Protection is reaffirming its commitment to reconciliation through the implementation of a Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) (PDF 3.7MB).

Building on achievements under the department’s previous RAP, the current RAP was formally launched on 4 August 2022.

Commitments include:

  • Building genuine partnerships with Aboriginal stakeholders and working together to support Aboriginal children and young people
  • Bringing all stakeholders along on our reconciliation journey
  • Standing against racism and commemorating National Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC Week and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day
  • Valuing and respecting Aboriginal cultures and increasing understanding about the impacts of the Stolen Generations
  • Providing culturally safe and responsive services for Aboriginal children, young people and families
  • Improving Aboriginal employment outcomes
  • Increasing investment in Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations
  • Being led by Aboriginal children, young people and families in relevant child protection decision-making.

These commitments are outlined in the Reconciliation Action Plan 2022-2025 poster (PDF 3MB)

More information about the RAP program is available on the Reconciliation Australia website.


For enquires about the RAP please contact:

Executive Officer, RAP Working Group

Phone: (08) 8226 2622