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The investment approach operates on a cycle, using data and evidence to prioritise Whole-of-Government investment and effort.

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Stages of the investment approach cycle include:

  1. Cross-agency data collection – data are collected during service delivery at individual government agencies. The separate data are then de-identified and linked to form the NSW Human Services Data Set.
  2. Clients receive services – integrated solutions are delivered to children and families by government agencies (not including Their Futures Matter) or non-government organisations.
  3. Modelling and analysis – the data set is analysed and a predictive model of future financial and social outcomes is developed.
  4. Insights and recommendations – we can draw insights from the results and make recommendations for which population groups should be prioritised.
  5. Government priority setting – the Their Futures Matter Implementation Board endorse the population groups to be prioritised in the upcoming work program.
  6. Whole-of-Government resource allocation – government investment and effort is directed toward solutions for the priority population groups.
  7. Client-centred service design – Their Futures Matter works with partner agencies to design integrated solutions that will benefit the priority groups.
  8. Monitoring and evaluation – data collection processes are embedded into service implementation, allowing us to monitor and evaluate the outcomes achieved.