Local partners

Our reform is driving whole-of-system change to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families. We’re moving towards a child- and family-centred system, enabled through programs that are proven to meet their needs.

Local partners are engaged to help us build an evidence base of the needs and aspirations of different groups of vulnerable children and young people, and to identify existing service gaps and barriers. They are also at the frontline of delivering our reform pillar of needs-based support.

Local partners include, but are not limited to:

  • Aboriginal organisations
  • Child protection and child wellbeing providers
  • Client advocates
  • Community-based education
  • Family preservation and restoration programs
  • Juvenile justice service providers
  • Local Health Districts and healthcare providers
  • Out-of-home care providers
  • Other social service providers and community organisations
  • Peak bodies
  • Psychology and mental health services
  • Research institutions.

Aboriginal partners

Aboriginal organisations play a vital role in the reform. Aboriginal children are hugely overrepresented in out-of-home care and are more likely to experience poor outcomes than non-Aboriginal children.

Our reform places families and children at the centre of service design and delivery. Working in tandem with Aboriginal leaders, our services seek to be community-led and culturally appropriate. Together with Aboriginal organisations we’re co-designing solutions and have launched a program to build a unique evidence base of best-practice programs and services.


Local partners, advocates, and peak bodies can be found on our useful links page.

If you are a local service provider or community organisation who would like to contribute to the reform, contact us to discuss your ideas.

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.