The West Live: Aboriginal-led program to tackle kids in care crisis

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Child Protection Minister Simone McGurk.
Camera IconChild Protection Minister Simone McGurk. Credit: Danella Bevis/The West Australian, Danella Bevis The West Australian Picture: Danella Bevis

More than half of the 5000 children in State care in WA are Aboriginal. Child Protection Minister Simone McGurk joins The West Live this morning to discuss a new $715,000 trial aimed at addressing the sobering statistic.

Ms McGurk will talk with host Jenna Clarke about how the two-year Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making pilot will look to support collaboration between the government and families at-risk of child protection intervention.

The model will create safe cultural spaces for family and extended family members in how to make the most culturally appropriate decisions for at-risk children.

Ms McGurk will also weigh in on a new report from the Grattan Institute supporting a scheme for childcare that would cost parents $20 a day.

Bureau of Meteorology WA state manager James Ashley will be on to discuss the wild weather which has been lashing the coast and causing havoc for some West Australians.

Tune in here at 8.45am.

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