Forced removal of Aboriginal children a ‘humanitarian crisis’ | NITV

The number of Aboriginal children coming to the attention of the Northern Territory’s child protection system is at epidemic proportions and likely represents a humanitarian crisis, an inquiry has heard.The NT child protection system is struggling to cope with a more than doubling in notifications and substantiated concerns since 2007, the year the federal government launched its controversial intervention in remote Aboriginal communities, a royal commission heard.Half of Aboriginal children born in the NT have had at least one notification of a child protection concern by the age of 10 and one in four have had a substantiated concern, clinical child psychologist and researcher Professor Sven Silburn said.

Source: Forced removal of Aboriginal children a ‘humanitarian crisis’ | NITV

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