Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
1-3 March 2023
Keiran Dent is a Ngarinyin Aboriginal Man whose belonging is in the West Kimberley of WA. Keiran is Wungening Aboriginal Corporations General Manager for child protection and family support, FDV and Alliance programs. Within Keiran’s portfolio are two key initiatives aimed at closing the gap in the overrepresentation of Aboriginal children in Out of Home care: Wungening Moort, an ACCO led intensive in-home support service for Aboriginal families connected to the child protection system, and Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making.
Keiran has worked in the child protection field for 11 years and is focussed on developing ways of working that blend Aboriginal norms and values with Western Clinical practices.
Keiran is a passionate believer that Aboriginal participation in all aspects of decision making is a necessary enabler of healing, and that healing is necessary to strengthen our families, create safety for our children, and address the ongoing impacts of intergenerational trauma.