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Roadmap for Reform: strong families, safe children 2016

Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services; State Government of Victoria Country Resources Child and Youth General Health Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Victoria 1 April 2016 Policy document child/youth protection, vulnerability

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The Roadmap for Reform reflects the best evidence of what is working well or showing promise in Victoria and around the world. Our commitment is to work tirelessly to build confidence, stability and functioning within families by:
• making support and advice available to families in every community;
• driving a family-centred approach – led by children and parents’ needs and risks, and a stronger voice for families in decision-making processes;
• building positive opportunities and connections for vulnerable families within their communities;
• building on the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence to develop shared responsibility and bring together the full range of services and supports victims and other vulnerable families need;
• prioritising earlier preventative support to identify issues early, rather than responding to them once they have happened;
• recognising and supporting cultural identity as a strength and protective factor for children and families; and
• transforming our out of home care system by building the capacity of homebased and culturally appropriate models of care and trauma informed treatment for victims of child abuse and neglect.

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