Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Capability Action Plan

The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands across Queensland and recognises the enduring impacts of colonisation and the associated intergenerational trauma, grief and loss, violence and abuse. Together with the Department of Youth Justice, we commit to improve our responses to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families experiencing vulnerability.

The Respectfully Journey Together Aboriginal and Torres Straig Islander Cultural Capability Action Plan (PDF, 778 KB) Respectfully Journey Together Aboriginal and Torres Straig Islander Cultural Capability Action Plan (RTF, 5.4 MB) (Action Plan) sets out our approach and commitment to growing our cultural capability and building our capacity to better support vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, partner more inclusively with key organisations and engage genuinely with communities.

The Action Plan was originally launched in May 2015, to provide the cultural capability framework for the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women (DCSYW) and the Department of Youth Justice (DYJ). The Action Plan has been re-branded to reflect the new artwork and co-department approach.

The Action Plan contains 15 aspirational goals which will help to build on and consolidate the ongoing Cultural Capability journey for both departments.

We are committed to respectfully journey together to achieve the aspiration to be the most culturally capable agency in the nation.