Susan and Lauren met with Minister Kate Washington to continue our advocacy for the early intervention and prevention sector.
We discussed the opportunities for system reform to enable a seamless continuum of care for families across the Family Connect and Support, Targeted Early Intervention and Family Preservation programs. In particular, we highlighted the specific considerations for recommissioning in rural, regional and remote districts.
The need for increased funding across early intervention and prevention was a key discussion point, with a prioritisation for Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs).
Fams also sought the Minister’s response to the child maltreatment study including a potential NSW specific summit and funding for the smalltalk Big Yarns program.
We’re looking forward to continuing our work with the Minister and her department to ensure the children and families we work with are safe, supported and stay together.