Families NSW is a whole of government strategy for prevention and early intervention that aims to give children the best start in life. This is achieved by working with families expecting a baby or with children aged up to 8 years.
Families NSW aims to achieve the following outcomes:
- Children have skills for life and learning at school entry
- Babies are born healthy
- Children are physically well and healthy
- Children have social and emotional skills appropriate for their age
- Children have literacy and numeracy skills appropriate for their age
- Mothers have healthy pregnancies
- Parents are confident, connected to their community and its services and equipped to support their children's development
Improving the way agencies work together to make sure families get the services they need is crucial to achieving these outcomes. Families NSW coordinates interagency partnerships in our region to support those working with families and young children.
To learn more about the Macarthur Child and Family Interagency click here
Families NSW also actively advocates for many issues relating to the provision of child and family services, which primarily arise from the Macarthur Child and Family Interagency discussions.
The Families NSW Facilitation Project also provides training and skills development to equip child and family workers to more effectively meet the needs of this target group. Go to Training to see courses currently available.