The New South Wales Minister for Family and Community Services (FACS), Brad Hazzard, has announced an extension of contracts for Targeted Earlier Intervention Programs (TEIP) until June 2017.
“Nothing is more important than keeping children safe and targeted earlier intervention services are our best opportunity to help families before they reach crisis point.” Mr Hazzard said.
Mr Hazzard went on to say that “This important area also needs reform and the community and not-for-profit-groups have told us through a consultation process this year that they are keen to be partners in changes which bring about better outcomes for children and young people.”
Visit the FACS website to read the full media release of Brad Hazzard’s announcement.Button
CRN welcomes this announcement from FACS which will provide certainty for many organisations who deliver vital services to children, families and communities in our region.
The Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) has already commenced working with clients, service providers, other government departments and related organisations to redesign the service system. As part of the reform process FACS released a Sector Consultation Paper on 21 August 2015 to seek feedback on what is currently working and what can be improved within the service system in NSW. CRN submitted a response to the TEIP Sector Consultation Paper as well as participated in Roundtable discussions held between FACS and local community organisations in Western Sydney.
This announcement by FACS to extend the current TEIP funding for a further 12 months recognises the necessary time required to implement locally and evidence-based reform.
For more information and to keep up to date with the TEIP Reform, visit the FACS website.Button
CRN will continue to engage with FACS and other peak agencies during the TEIP Reform process and provide important updates on our website, through our email network and to our members.