One connected response

Their Future  matter connected system image Their Futures Matter brings together services and evidence from across government to deliver one connected response to the needs of vulnerable children and families.

Our approach is fundamentally different: we‘re moving from a system based on placements to one that positions children and families at the centre of everything we do.

A cross-government reform

Their Futures Matter is both a landmark reform and cross-agency implementation unit of the NSW Government. It is a response to the findings of the Independent Review, which found the existing system to be siloed and ineffective. A key recommendation was for a single commissioning entity to be responsible for driving the reform process.

The reform represents significant change – it requires a whole-of-government approach with an unprecedented amount of collaboration across government to identify areas where the greatest impact can be made.

Our Implementation Board brings together representatives from across government including NSW departments of Education, Family and Community Services, Health, Justice, Premier and Cabinet, and Treasury. These partner agencies each contribute to building evidence, designing solutions, and implementing the reform.

The Future System – pillars of the reform

Our vision is to create a coordinated service system that delivers evidence-based, wraparound supports for children and families to transform their life outcomes.