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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are almost 11 times more likely to be in out-of-home care than non-Indigenous kids, latest data shows. A report…..

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are almost 11 times more likely to be in out-of-home care than non-Indigenous kids, latest data shows.
A report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare also found the rate of Indigenous children in out-of-home care and receiving child protection services had risen over the past five years.
In 2018-19, 51,500 Indigenous kids received child protection services, a rate of 156 per 1000.
That’s an increase of almost nine thousand from 42,900…

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