Project update: Their Futures Matter initiatives
Thriving Families NSW brings together NSW Government and non-government services to deliver integrated solutions for young expectant parents and young parents with children aged 0-5 years. Since the launch of the pilot in October 2018, a total of 41 families have been referred to Thriving Families NSW and currently 10 young vulnerable families are receiving support and access to age-appropriate, strengths-based wraparound services that meet their needs.
You can learn more about Thriving Families NSW here or by contacting WSLHD-ThrivingFamilies@health.nsw.gov.au.
A Place to Go aims to improve supports and deliver a better response for 10-17 year olds entering and exiting the juvenile justice system, with a focus on young people in remand. It draws on services from across the NSW Government to deliver a coordinated and multiagency service solution that can support a young person to change their life trajectory. As part of the pilot a FACS Court Liaison Officer has been introduced to Parramatta Children’s Court in September 2018 to support vulnerable young people with sourcing accommodation to avoid remand, working with FACS Caseworkers and liaising with out-of-home care providers. Since then 208 young people have received support from the FACS Court Liaison Officer on 347 occasions.
You can find out more about A Place to Go here or by contacting email@example.com.
The three year Futures Planning and Support pilot, scheduled to commence in the FACS Mid North Coast District in July 2019, is in the strategic commissioning phase. Their Futures Matter is working closely with FACS Central Commissioning and the FACS District Commissioning and Planning to confirm the service model, governance, stakeholder involvement and budget. Model Identifiers is one of our most critical commissioning documents that communicates the mandatory elements of the Futures Planning and Support pilot.
Our cohort approach is changing and we will publish updates related to this area of TFM’s work on our website later this week.
TFM Access System Redesign team is seeking feedback into the redesign of the child wellbeing and child safety access system. We would like to hear your views about what is important in designing a future child and family system. You can choose to respond to all questions, only those that relate to your interests, or respond in general to the evidence review and discussion paper.
How will the information be used?
Responses will be used to inform, test and refine options for the Access System Redesign, particularly as they relate to:
- young people, families and communities, to reflect what they really need;
- service providers, to build on what’s working and address the limitations of the current system;
- experts and peaks bodies, to build on evidence of what works and respond to the needs of communities, particularly Aboriginal children, young people and families; and
- government and non-government agencies, to create a genuinely multi-agency system and facilitate cross-government collaboration.
How can I provide feedback?
We invite you to review the discussion paper and evidence review available here, and provide your feedback. There are three ways you can submit your feedback:
Their Futures Matter
Department of Family and Community Services
Locked Bag 10
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Please send your feedback by close of business on 29 March 2019. For more information please email the Access System Redesign team at TFM-AccessSystemRedesign@theirfuturesmatter.nsw.gov.au.