Key Assets respects and acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work.
Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
Key Assets established our first RAP in 2015 and as an organisation, we are encouraged by the progress we have made with this and subsequent RAPs. But we know we have a long way to go.
Key Assets recognises that reconciliation is not always a comfortable journey. It demands that together we confront the truth of the history of the oppression of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; to recognise that white Australia has a black history. It demands that we take effective action to address the fact that while Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up only 3% of the population, they are at the top of every indicator of disadvantage. It demands that a national effort is made to bring to an end the tragedy of the gross over representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in care. We all have a part to play in this.
Reconciliation is not journey we can make alone; we seek to work towards reconciliation in the context of community. Key Assets will continue to work towards promoting and celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. We are passionate about helping children and young people to stay connected with their culture and actively work to support our foster carers and children to learn about and maintain their cultural identity.
As we develop our next Reconciliation Action Plan the call of National Reconciliation week 2021 inspires us to take some risks and to be brave in taking action for the benefit of the children and families we serve and our staff, as well as contributing to a nation wide journey towards true reconciliation.