The Aboriginal Child Specialist Advice and Support Service (ACSASS) is a specialised program that provides culturally attuned input into risk assessments and cultural information to child protection to inform the assessment of all reports regarding the abuse or neglect of Aboriginal children. It also provides culturally attuned advice and consultation to child protection on significant decisions that
determine the future of Aboriginal children across all phases of child protection intervention.
This edition of the program requirements outlines all functions and requirements of ACSASS. It replaces the earlier document of the same name, dated 2012 and 2019. The document was developed in partnership with Aboriginal Controlled Community Organisations (ACCOs) and reflects the broad children and families reform agenda and commitment to Aboriginal self-determination and self-management.