YIRIYIRMBANG – HAPPY. SACRED. COMFORTED

YIRIYIRIMBANG aims to strengthen a child and young person connection to family, community and country by established a sense of belonging for Aboriginal children in care.

OAMS will do this by:

  • Aboriginal staff led Out Of Home Care service
  • Focus on connections of child or young person so they don’t lose connection to culture
  • Actively engaging in the children’s cultural planning and being proactive in life story work
  • Promoting self-determination and family led decision making
  • Build a register of Aboriginal potential Auntie’s and Uncles (foster carers) in our area.
  • Providing resources to Aboriginal children and families to support cultural knowledge
  • Culturally safe restoration program acknowledging that safety and the best interest of the child is paramount.

Collaboration

  • There is access for all children and Auntie’s/Uncles to health and NDIS services delivered by OAMS
  • Working with other agencies, families and communities as well as respective elders and leaders.
  • Develop meaningful relationships with the children and community of belonging by meeting and consulting with the local people.