The plan outlines the challenges faced by parents and how the Government and community can together support them in caring and providing opportunities for their young children. Recognising that many Aboriginal families are managing precariously, with a high proportion of children in need of care or protection, one major need emerging from consultations was early intervention and holistic support for families, with increased support for young parents, single parents and fathers. It pays attention to the school years and adolescence, and to the pathways that will guide young people to become creative, capable adults, confident in their Aboriginality and able to participate on equal terms in an increasingly globalised world. Targets are set in crucial areas of safety, health, development, learning and wellbeing.
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