Our Reconciliation Journey

Parkerville Children and Youth Care is committed to reconciliation, increasing cultural awareness, developing respectful relationships, and creating meaningful opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Our vision for reconciliation is that every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child, young person and family, experiences access and equity, dignity and respect in their lives as well as having access to culturally competent, safe and secure services that meet their needs, own history so that the future unfolds with more inclusion than ever before, and that all children, young people and families are supported to thrive and reach their full potential.

As an organisation, we are committed to contributing to reconciliation by:

Strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities, organisations, and the broader Australian community
Increasing cultural awareness and competence of all staff working at the organisation
Ensuring more effective and relevant service delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities
Developing more opportunities in our organisation to improve socio-economic outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan

In April 2021, Parkerville Children and Youth Care formalised its commitment to reconciliation, launching its Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Our RAP has the full endorsement of the Board, our Chief Executive Officer Kim Brooklyn, Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and staff of Parkerville and is championed by Tony Hansen, Parkerville’s General Manager – Cultural Advisory Services.

Our RAP Advisory Committee includes representatives from the Board and Executive Leadership Team, as well as Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal team members who work across different Parkerville Children and Youth Care sites and in differing roles.

Parkerville has started its journey towards reconciliation at the second level – Innovation - recognising the significant work that the organisation has already undertaken in the reconciliation space. Parkerville is fully committed to its journey towards reconciliation and advancing to the top level of the RAP framework.

Read more about Parkerville’s Reconciliation Action Plan here.