Identify key performance indicators on the cultural competency of the agency’s workforce, and regularly review the effect of these recommendations on that competency.
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Ensure that every child in care with a culturally and linguistically diverse background has a comprehensive cultural maintenance plan that is regularly reviewed, having regard to the child’s age and placement circumstances.
Assist staff and carers who work with children in care who have a culturally and linguistically diverse background to achieve culturally informed best practice through the development of practice guides.
Analyse data collected regarding the cultural background of children coming into contact with the child protection system to determine how to best respond to children at risk in culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Determine and fund demand for specialist disability foster care placements in accordance with the available data about children in care who are eligible for NDIS.
Require the agency to develop attraction and retention strategies specific to building workforce sustainability in regional areas, including the use of financial incentives for staff.
Ensure that the agency’s practitioners in regional areas have access to ongoing professional development, through locally delivered training and videoconferencing.
Require the agency to develop a dedicated psychological service to deliver therapeutic services to children in care in regional areas.
Review child protection service provision in Ceduna, Yalata and Oak Valley, including the viability of introducing a fly-in fly-out service.
Establish a working group to promote collaborative practice between South Australian, Western Australian and Northern Territory agencies involved in the child protection system in the tri-border region, including working towards a cross-border legislative scheme for child protection across the 3 jurisdictions.