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Decolonizing Indigenous Child Welfare: A Comparative Analysis

ISBN13: 9781138934832
Published: August 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2013)
Price: £29.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780415705691

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During the past decade, a remarkable transference of jurisdiction to Indigenous children's organisation has taken place in many parts of Australia, Canada, the USA and New Zealand. It has been influenced by Indigenous peoples' human rights advocacy at national and international levels, by claims to self-determination and by the globalisation of Indigenous children's organisations.

Thus far, this reform has taken place with little attention from academic and non-Indigenous communities; now, Decolonizing Indigenous Child Welfare: A Comparative Analysis considers these developments and, evaluating law reform with respect to Indigenous child welfare, asks whether the pluralisation of responses to their welfare and well-being, within a cross-cultural post-colonial context, can improve the lives of Indigenous children. The legislative frameworks for the delivery of child welfare services to Indigenous children are assessed in terms of the degree of self-determination which they afford Indigenous communities.

The book draws upon interdisciplinary research and the author's experience collaborating with the peak Australian Indigenous children's organisation for over a decade to provide a thorough examination of this international issue.

Family Law
Chapter 1 From Indigenous Child Welfare to Indigenous Children’s Wellbeing
Chapter 2 International Law and the Rights of Indigenous Children
Chapter 3 The Legacy of the Stolen Generations
Chapter 4 Locating Moral Responsibility
Chapter 5 Comparative Legal Frameworks
Chapter 6 Australian Legal Child Welfare Frameworks
Chapter 7 Comparative service delivery frameworks
Appendix 1. Summary of Australian Legislation and Policy relating to Indigenous Children in Out-of-Home Care