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Tweddle Welcomes New Reform For Families

Posted by Kerrie Gottliebsen | 19/08/15

Tweddle Child and Family Health Service welcomes the Andrews Government reform that will help shape the future of support services for vulnerable children and families.

Tweddle CEO Ms Jacquie O Brien agreed that the service system was in need of reform, especially when it came to early intervention.

“Tweddle continues to see an increase in the complexity of families being admitted to a Tweddle program. Our part in preventing these families from entering the service system at more critical times is vital, as is our role in protecting infants and young children. Many mums and dads are struggling to give their children what they need for healthy development and identifying these deficits as early as possible is crucial” said Jacquie.

Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos said the Roadmap for Reform: Strong Families, Safe Children would be driven by evidence and expert advice, working closely with the community services sector.

The Roadmap, which will look at services and programs with the aim of intervening early to prevent abuse will also consider how to achieve reunification of children with their parents where it is safe to do so.

Tweddle’s Parenting Assessment and Skills Development Program, residential program and outreach services partner with a range of child and family support services to ensure the impact of interventions is minimal on families and the child.

Tweddle looks forward to the consultative process which will bring together leaders from the early childhood sector, child and family support services, academia and commerce.

Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos said of the reforms “We must look at future demand for services and ensure we have a system that can effectively respond to the needs of vulnerable children and families.”

Tweddle provides important residential, day stay and outreach early intervention and prevention parenting support services for babies, toddlers and parents. 

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