Leaders of the reform

Their Futures Matter is both a landmark reform and a cross-agency implementation unit, established to lead how government responds to the needs of people at risk of poor life outcomes. The reform represents a significant change, requiring an unprecedented level of collaboration from across government and from non-government organisations.

Leaders of the reform include our Implementation Board and NSW Government departments which drive leadership and decision making on the reform. Local partners provide direct support and advocate for children and families.

Implementation Board and partner agencies

Our work brings together all areas of government to deliver a more cohesive and accountable system. Our partner agencies are:

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  • Department of Education
  • Department of Family and Community Services
  • Ministry of Health
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Treasury

In partnership with the Their Futures Matter Implementation Unit, partner agencies are responsible for reform activities. Their specialist knowledge is critical to achieving comprehensive and integrated support for each child’s complete needs, aspirations and potential.

Each is represented on our Implementation Board that is driving the reform forward, with all agencies contributing to achieving the reform’s vision.

Local partners

Our reform places children and young people at the centre of service design and delivery. Local partners, such as service providers and peak bodies, are crucial for delivering on our new reform approach.

Aboriginal partners play an essential role in co-designing solutions which are culturally appropriate and identifying which programs work best for Aboriginal communities.

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.