Family Matters Reflective Practice Tool

The Reflective Practice Tool is developed for signatories of the Family Matters campaign to deeply reflect on their practice on an annual basis and identify any strengths, challenges and corresponding actions to effectively implementing the six core principles and four building blocks of the campaign to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are safe, well and cared for in their families, communities and cultures.

The Reflective Practice Tool is an accountability mechanism that assists Family Matters Strategic Alliance member organisations to reflect on how they are upholding their commitment and to identify actions to take in accordance with each principle as outlined in the tool.

This is currently the only tool that ensures a cultural lens is applied to reflecting on application of the five elements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle (ATSICPP): connection, participation, prevention, partnership and placement. It is designed to be complimentary to national and state standards under which organisations in the eight states and territories will already work.