The Aboriginal Cultural Safety Framework (the Framework) is part of our commitment to providing a welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive work environment for all.

Putting cultural safety at the forefront of all interactions

The Framework acknowledges the significant role that cultural safety plays in the social, emotional, physical and mental health of Aboriginal peoples and communities.

It puts cultural safety at the forefront of all interactions with Aboriginal communities, centering cultural awareness, cultural respect, sensitivity, and self-determination to ensure meaningful and genuine relationships and partnerships are experienced.

Aboriginal-led and evaluated initiative

The Aboriginal Cultural Safety Framework is an Aboriginal-led and evaluated initiative that aims to embed Aboriginal self-determination in our practices, policies, procedures, and daily administration. By embedding self-determination, the Framework will drive change throughout the department by creating and transforming culturally safe places for Aboriginal staff members, stakeholders and visitors.

Our commitment to Aboriginal cultural safety is guided by 3 domains. They are:

  1. Leadership and Governance
  2. Aboriginal Workforce, Support and Development
  3. Social and Emotional Wellbeing through our Environment and Behaviours

Refer to the Framework Implementation Action Plan (DOCX, 59.9 KB) for details on the actions and measures under these domains.

Cover of the DELWP Aboriginal Cultural Safety Framework

Page last updated: 13/02/23