2012 highly commended

The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) is the national non-government peak body that advocates on behalf of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families. Based in Melbourne, SNAICC has a small team of dedicated staff and is governed by a National Executive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. SNAICC’s members comprise of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander childcare and child protection services throughout Australia.

“SNAICC’s shared vision and the leadership of the Board is incredibly strong. Across all levels there is a unanimity of purpose and commitment to the work of the organisation. They demonstrated great process and strong governance in facing a particularly tough challenge to the organisation.”

Jason Glanville, CEO National Centre of Indigenous Excellence and IGA judge

“Cultural identity and connection to family, community and country/land are the birth right of every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and what they need to prosper.”

From SNAICCs 8 Priorities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children and Families