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Strengthening our ties with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

 For more than 30 years, Constable Care Foundation (CCF) has worked closely with Western Australian children and young people, many of whom are Aboriginal, to make the state a safer place.

As part of National Reconciliation Week, we are proud to release our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which will guide the Foundation’s reconciliation journey and further strengthen our ties with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

CCF has a long-standing relationship with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. For many years our internal and public events have included a Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremonies and performances by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

As part of our regional and remote tours through the Kimberly, Pilbara and Goldfields, we collaborate with Aboriginal students and build relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders and communities. Our creative harm-prevention programs help students overcome a wide range of health, safety and social issues including alcohol and drug abuse, bullying, cyber safety, peer pressure and mental health, and personal safety.

Diversity and inclusion are a key aspect of CCF programs. As part of our RAP, we will celebrate cultural diversity through our growing Youth Choices intensive programs which empower secondary school students to find solutions to challenging issues.

Constable Care Foundation has been on a journey of innovation over the past eight years, expanding its range of best-practice safety education programs for children, youth and families. The Foundation’s RAP will ensure all programs and services are culturally sensitive and inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people. Our work in schools will provide the opportunity to showcase reconciliation in action through the modelling of relationships and behaviours that celebrate diversity and recognise traditional ownership.

The Foundation currently employs three actors who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. The RAP will ensure CCF continues to embrace diversity and inclusivity in the workplace, is culturally safe and pays particular recognition to the unique culture and histories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

 To learn more about our commitment to national reconciliation read our RAP here.

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