Intensive Therapeutic Care contracting moves to next procurement phase

20 Mar 2017

The transformation of residential care is underway, with 26 service providers moving to the next stage of the open tender to provide Intensive Therapeutic Care.

Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward said this is part of a major change to the way service providers will deliver care for our most vulnerable children and young people.

“The NSW Government has committed to improving the lives of kids in care, but the sad fact is that we have a system that currently allows children to languish, without safety and without permanency,” Ms Goward said.

“That’s why we’re replacing the current inadequate residential care model with an Intensive Therapeutic Care system that will focus on the child’s recovery from trauma and abuse and support them to transition to a safe, permanent and loving environment.”

Ms Goward said that today’s announcement formed part of the broader systemic reform of the child protection system.

“We want a system that’s based around the needs of children, we want the child to be at the centre of everything we do,” Ms Goward said.

Applicants will now move to the next phase of procurement.

More announcements on the transformation of the child protection system will be made in coming weeks.

Applicants moving to next phase of procurement:

Allambi Care Limited

Anglicare NSW South, NSW West and ACT

Australian Red Cross Society

Barnardos Australia

Burrun Dalai Aboriginal Corporation Incorporated

CareSouth

Caretakers Cottage Inc

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning

EACH Ltd

Foundations Care Limited

House With No Steps

Life Without Barriers

Lifestyle Solutions (Aust) Limited

MacKillop Family Services Limited

Marist Youth Care Ltd (trading as Marist180)

North Coast Children’s Home Inc ( trading as CASPA)

Pathfinders Ltd

Premier Youthworks Pty Ltd

Professional Individualised Care Limited

Samaritans Foundation Diocese of Newcastle

Southern Youth and Family Services

Stretch-A-Family Incorporated

The Burdekin Association Inc

The Westhaven Association Ltd

Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Broken Bay (trading as CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay)

Veritas House Inc