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An Aboriginal Cultural Safety Framework for the Specialist Homelessness Sector


The shocking levels of Aboriginal homelessness in Victoria require a broad-based systematic and multi-sectoral response with solutions that are co-designed with Aboriginal people and informed by Aboriginal culture and experiences.

This document responds to the priorities of Manan-na worn-tyeen maar-takoort and the SHS Transition Plan. It is designed to assist specialist homelessness services achieve Aboriginal cultural safety.

It is organised in four sections: Self-determination and Aboriginal cultural safety, Aboriginal people’s experience of homelessness, Aboriginal cultural safety framework for the specialist homelessness sector, and an Aboriginal cultural safety reflection tool.

Please note, this publication was published prior to CHP’s branding refresh in 2022.

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