The number of indigenous children in out-of-home care has doubled in the decade since the 2008 apology to the stolen generations, according to figures released by the productivity commission the report on government services , released on thursday, said there were 17,664 aboriginal and torres strait islander children in out-of-home care in 2016-17, compared with 9,070 in 2007-08. The stolen generation were the many aboriginal and torres strait islander children who were forcibly removed from their families in the late 1800s to the 1970s by past australian governmental agencies, and church missions. Between 1910-1970, many indigenous children were forcibly removed from their families as a result of various government policies this became known as the stolen generations learn the facts and hear stories from indigenous australians.
I met a group of aboriginal grandmothers, all survivors of the first stolen generation, all now with stolen grandchildren we live in a state of fear, again, they said.
The stolen generations (also known as stolen children) were the children of australian aboriginal and torres strait islander descent who were removed from their families by the australian federal and state government agencies and church missions, under acts of their respective parliaments.
Aboriginal people of the stolen generations are still looking for their families  this personal ad also documents that children were taken until the late 1970s loneliness. The generations of children removed under these policies became known as the stolen generations the policies of child removal left a legacy of trauma and loss that continues to affect indigenous communities, families and individuals.
Another stolen generation: how australia still wrecks aboriginal families john pilger the mass removal of indigenous children from their parents continues unabated – where is the outrage.
A special commission of inquiry into the department of community services found that in march 2008 there were 4,458 aboriginal children in out-of-home care, 4 times as many aboriginal children as were in foster homes, institutions or missions in 1969, during the stolen generations  8% of aboriginal people aged 15 years and over were removed from their natural families in 2008 [22. The stolen generations are aboriginal and torres strait islander people who, when they were children, were taken away from their families and communities as the result of past government policies children were removed by governments, churches and welfare bodies to be brought up in institutions, fostered out or adopted by white families.