The Implementation Of A Universal Service System

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The focus for action has been on the following key areas; the amendment of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 so only children and young people who are suspected, on reasonable grounds, to be at risk of significant harm should be reported to FACS.
The implementation of a universal service system, e.g.:1. Universal parenting education erg: Triple P, for parents with children 3-8, universal home visits to every parent with a new baby.2 Strengthening Early Intervention and Community Based Services e.g., expanding Brighter Futures program, health home visiting for at-risk teenage mothers, 3. Better Protection for Children at Risk e.g.: violence prevention coordination units, review of police response to domestic and family violence incidents 4. Better Supporting Aboriginal Children and Families e.g.; Two Ways Together ten year plan, Universal services: Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health Strategy, 5. Strengthening Partnership across the Community Services Sector e.g., Building the capacity of the non- government sector, Workforce and cultural change. 6 Changing practice system e.g.; the establishment of the Child Wellbeing Units, the Regional Intake, and Referral Services.
Key reform changes include increasing the threshold for reporting children and young people to the Child Protection Helpline from "risk of harm" to "risk of significant harm". Establishing Child Wellbeing Units in the major government reporting agencies. Establishing a network
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