31 May 2019
Today, the NSW Children’s Guardian, Janet Schorer, launched the Office of the Children’s Guardian’s Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan. (PDF 3.2MB) This Reconciliation Action Plan commits us to improve the cultural competence and experience of our employees to ensure our workplace is inclusive, welcoming and reflective.
The plan outlines how we will build on our work to engage all our stakeholders to improve the experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with whom we work, consult, engage and support.
In our work to create safer places for children, we recognise and promote connection to culture and identity as an important part of helping children and young people develop a sense of belonging and community.
We recognise the significance that family and community play in providing children kinship ties and developing resilience. We also recognise the importance of ensuring equity to all who come in contact with the Office of the Children’s Guardian.
Launching the plan in Reconciliation Week recognises our commitment to partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, organisations and peoples to make substantial and sustainable change towards reconciliation.
Our thanks to Reconciliation Australia for working with us to reach this important milestone in our reconciliation journey.