What is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle?
Download factsheet: Aboriginal Child Placement Principle The Aboriginal Child Placement Principle (ACPP) is documented in the Care and Protection of Children Act 2007, which legally requires NT Families and Children (NTFC) to place Aboriginal children in the care of Aboriginal people wherever possible. Equally as important, it upholds the rights of the child’s family and community to have some control and influence in decisions being made about their children. The ACPP prioritises the placement options that should be explored when an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander child is placed in care. They are in order of priority as follows: • with a member of the child’s family • an Aboriginal person in the child’s communicty in accordance with local community practice • any other Aboriginal person If a child cannot be placed with any of the above people, alternate placement choices can be made. Other options then include placing the child with: • a carer who is not Aboriginal but is consid