Safe Home for Life


Every child deserves a permanent and stable home for life. Safe Home for Life aims to do just that by strengthening the child protection system through a group of reforms including legislative change, new policy and practice, as well as a redesign of how technology is used in child protection. To do this we are investing $500 million over four years.

We know the outcomes for children are much better when they have a stable and safe home and the earlier we can get this right for them, the better. These changes make sure our work is firmly focused on each child’s experience. They give caseworkers the time, support and tools to work better with children, young people and families.

Safe Home for Life aims to enable everyone working with vulnerable children and families to:

  • do more of what we know works
  • solve problems at a local level
  • use the right data and measures to better assess the impact of our work with families.

We are working with our government and non-government partners to design and carry out these changes.

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