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Ngunya Jarjum was established in 1996 by Bundjalung elders and community members to address the crisis and need for more Aboriginal kinship and foster carers to keep Aboriginal children in family, on Country and in culture. The organisation has grown from a small Aboriginal foster care support agency to one of the largest Aboriginal community controlled designated agencies under the NSW Office of Children’s Guardian to provide culturally appropriate care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in statutory out of home care within the Bundjalung Nation encompassing the Clarence, Richmond and Tweed Valley areas.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people raised by their families and communities to grow strong in culture, belonging and identity, with every opportunity to thrive for lifelong wellbeing.
Every child has a right to be immersed in their family and culture to grow up strong in their identity and know who and where they belong to.
Compassion, kindness and empathy will underpin the approach of support and services to children and families to acknowledge the untreated trauma and grief suffered by Aboriginal people over generations.
We act professionally, with honesty and truth.
We value building meaningful relationships and work to build trust with families, communities and our partners.
Why Ngunya Jarjum?
Ngunya Jarjum values the importance to practice in accordance with the Aboriginal Child and Young Person Placement Principles and will observe the hierarchy of placement order in our decision making of placement for Aboriginal children.
NSW Office of Childrens’ Guardian accredited
Delivering child care and family support to Bundjalung Nation for over 20 years
One of the largest Aboriginal employment agencies in Northern NSW
We support over 140 Aboriginal children and young people in statutory out of home care and have a carer pool of almost 115
Ngunya Jarjum is an Aboriginal community controlled organisation incorporated under the Corporations Act 2006 (CATSI)
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