We are working with our clients, service providers, other government departments and related organisations to redesign the service system.
We are reforming targeted earlier intervention programs because despite our best endeavours, the number of children reported at risk of significant harm continues to grow, and we need to intervene earlier.
There are many more children and families that need support to have more positive pathways in life.
We need a service system that is:
The following programs are being considered as part of the reform:
Minister Goward has granted three year funding arrangements under the new TEI program, from 1 July 2017. These services will be required to continue to work with FACS to implement TEI service reforms in their area.
This will provide funding certainty for providers and ensure ongoing service delivery for clients, whilst allowing time for completion of the TEI reform planning phase and implementation of the locally developed service model.
Letters have been issued to services regarding this announcement.
The following TEI program documentation is now available to support program planning and implementation:
District information sessions on the Targeted Earlier Intervention reform directions were held through August and October.
Phase Three District Information Sessions- District Powerpoint Presentation
On 25 May 2016 representatives from the FACS districts attended the Setting the scene for reform workshop at Burwood Library.
The program and presentation for the day can be found via this link.
On 8 October 2015 The Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth (ARACY), NSW Family Services (FAMS) and Youth Action held a state-wide consultation on the Targeted Earlier Intervention Programs. View the consultation videos via this link.
Targeted Earlier Intervention – Program Reform Overview
Better Systems, Better Chances – Part 1 & 2
The sector consultation paper was released in August 2015 to seek feedback on what is currently working and where we can improve. This paper outlines the scope and aims of the reform.
We sought feedback via consultation sessions and online surveys.
Over 500 written submissions from individuals and organisations have been received.
View the state-wide consultation held by the Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth (ARACY), NSW Family Services (FAMS) and Youth Action via this link
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