Baptist Care SA is proud to launch its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) with the aim of building greater connections with the Indigenous community and improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Inspired by the servant heart of Jesus Christ and in keeping with our core values, this Reconciliation Action Plan underpins Baptist Care SA’s commitment to seeing our employees, volunteers and students on placement walking alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.
For many years, Baptist Care SA has sought to be an active participant in, and contributor to, our nation’s Transition Pathway toward reconciliation with First Nations peoples.
This document is the outcome of extensive consultation and thorough planning. It sets out a range of initiatives and steps that Baptist Care SA plans to take as we move toward the further development of positive, sustainable relationships with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.
This document reflects our desire that implementation of the RAP over the next two years will help to create a culturally welcoming and safe environment in which enriched relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non- Indigenous people will be fostered so that we can all flourish together.
I am very pleased to present our Reconciliation Action Plan 2020 – 2022.
Baptist Care SA, lives, works and walks on Kaurna, Permangk and Boandik lands. We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the state’s first peoples, recognise their traditional ownership, and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs, deep connection and continued guardianship of land and waters. We value the contributions of Elders past and present, and are committed to learning from those emerging.