30 January 2024

Fams lobbies for increased funding for our sector

Fams lobbies for increased funding for our sector

In response to the Daily Telegraph’s front-page piece on Monday ‘Tens of thousands of children at risk of abuse not seen in person by NSW government case workers’, Fams has strongly lobbied for an increased investment into early intervention and prevention.

“Early intervention programs are evidence-based, highly effective and are key to breaking the cycle of trauma and abuse,” said Susan.

“Part of the challenge in our child protection system is that children and families often need to be re-reported over and over again to access any kind of services. We need to make it easier, not harder for families, to move between the different services offered.”

“The frontline workers and not-for-profits in the early intervention and prevention system work incredibly hard and are incredibly talented. They just need more resources and support.”

Click here to read our full press release. We’ve received coverage across multiple platforms:

-Central Western Daily

-Newcastle Herald