Investment $168 million
Victorians need a government that stands with them, delivering services and support to protect our most vulnerable.
The Government's Roadmap for Reform: strong families, safe children includes once-in-a-generation changes designed to ensure all Victorian families are as safe as possible and that vulnerable children are fully supported. The Roadmap for Reform focuses on prevention, early intervention, and creating services that are coordinated and work together to meet the needs of vulnerable families and children. This includes initiatives announced as part of the family violence package.
What will the money be used for?
This investment includes:
Urgent Royal Commission recommendations
$86.4 million to respond to urgent Royal Commission recommendations to help meet demand for family services, establish a new in-home early childhood support service, support foster carers, improve maternal and child health services for Aboriginal families, and boost the child protection workforce.
Foster and kinship carers
$34.2 million to increase the number of foster and kinship carers.
Transform residential care
$35.9 million to transform residential care into a treatment model that focuses on early intervention to help children recover from abuse, neglect and family violence.
Upgrade residential care facilities
$11.7 million to upgrade residential care facilities across the state.