Perhaps we can look forward to it, in some distant time when SNAICC
has achieved its goals, and can afford to rest on its laurels a little.
SNAICC, in collaboration with the Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH) at the Royal Children's Hospital in Victoria, have established a national project aimed at identifying examples of good practice or innovation in programs working with young Indigenous children and their carers (Rogers, 2004).
SNAICC, Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaCSIA) and state and territory government representatives nominated regional/rural/remote sites.
2004; Greenwood, 2009; Priest, 2005; SNAICC, 2005).
As such, children's needs are not individualised or separated out from those of the community as a whole (SNAICC, 2004a; SNAICC, 2005; WaltjaTjutangku Palpayi Aboriginal Corporation, 2001; Warrki Jarrinkaku ACRS Project Team, 2002; Wright, 2005).
SNAICC (2005) also suggests programs for school readiness include children visiting or being in regular contact with their siblings at preschool and school.
2004; SNAICC, 2004b); transport (SNAICC, 2004a); and general facilities and resources (SNAICC, 2004a).
Rural/regional/remote sites were nominated by SNAICC, the Australian Government Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaCSIA) (now Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs) and state and territory government representatives.
and Department of Family and Community Services.
Metropolitan consultations were held during the SNAICC state conferences where possible.
The work already completed by the NCAC, SNAICC and FaCSIA, in collaboration with the senior women from Central Australia and Bronwyn Coleman Sleep, provides the base parameters for the development of an Indigenous system, and the evidence from the consultations supports the further development of this system.