FWT+DP Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Resources
FWT+DP 2015-2017 Reconciliation Action Plan
This is the second RAP for FWT+DP , a continuation of our commitment to building and exploring new approaches to working as an
organisation toward reconciliation. Our ‘Innovative’ RAP plan has been developed by the FWT+DP RAP Working Group in partnership with
FWT+DP Board, Executive Officer and team. The content of this RAP document has been informed through ongoing consultation with
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers and Elders that take part in delivering and/or attending FWT+DP training events.
Our RAP Learning and Intentions
As a learning organisation we have a new motto for this next part of our journey: “Stretching ourselves in new ways and helping others do the same” As part of this commitment FWT+DP will continue to document our Reconciliation journey and share this information freely.
- Keep your whole team and Management/Board informed and actively involved in your RAP via regular discussion at meetings; shared reflection;
- brainstorm opportunities to improve practice and joint cross cultural training.
- Allocate resources, including worker time and budget allocations to carry out RAP planning and processes.
- Set clear processes for information sharing and decision making for the review, approval and funding of RAP Working Group recommendations.
- Document learning, achievements and outcomes of the journey as it is happening and share this information with others
FWT+DP 2013 Reconciliation Action Plan
The Family Worker Training + Development Programme Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) has been developed as an act of best intention and commitment to identify and address areas of practice and procedure where our organisation can improve in our recognition, respect and access to services provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
This plan has been developed by the FWT+DP RAP Working Group in partnership with FWT+DP Board, executive management and staff members. FWT+DP also extend thanks to the local Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander community workers and organisations that took the time to review the plan and provide their feedback and recommendations for further development.
FWT+DP acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of this land and pay respects to Elders past, present and future.
Below are a range of resources that we have developed as part of our RAP journey. These resources have been made available for your service to use as guide for your own RAP journey. If you would like to get started click here to go to the Reconciliation Australia website where you can download information and templates.
Reconciliation Australia has uploaded the FWT+DP Reconciliation Action Plan to their website: click here to download.
Resources for Working Effectively with Aboriginal Community
- Share our Pride is an online awareness raising journey developed by Reconciliation Australia as an introductory site for employees, designed to give non-Indigenous people a glimpse into the lives and cultures of Australia’s First People.
FWT+DP RAP Newsletters
FWT+DP RAP Resources
Related FWT+DP Policy Documents
- FWT+DP Policy Statement -Definition of Aboriginality
- FWT+DP Welcome to (Acknowledgement of) Counrty Protocol
National RAP Resources/Links