Children and families
Mission Australia welcomes the additional investment in quality Early Childhood Education and Care to support workforce participation, however we are concerned that some vulnerable families and children may be worse off.
Mission Australia is an experienced provider of Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) services. We work across the whole DFV spectrum and provide early intervention and prevention, crisis accommodation and specialist services as well as sector advocacy. This is our blueprint for the domestic and family violence response in NSW.
Mission Australia welcomes the NSW Government's commitment to preventing and responding to domestic and family violence. We support perpetrator programs to break the cycle of violence, alongside much needed services for women, children and other family members affected by domestic and family violence.
Mission Australia's submission encourages that the Productivity Commission (PC) should recommend the childcare system Australia should aspire to, that would achieve positive outcomes for children and generate the productivity and participation gains made possible with affordable and accessible early learning.
Mission Australia supports the principal of a national WWCC as we believe that a stronger response can be achieved through a national scheme that delivers clear and consistent outcomes, efficiency gains and ease of administration. A national scheme will also support the mobility of workers and volunteers across multiple jurisdictions.
Mission Australia's response to the Early Years Quality Fund Special Account Bill 2013 is informed by direct experience in the provision of early learning services, broader experience in delivering children and family services, and research and advocacy on effective means to improve outcomes through effective early years’ engagement.
Care and Management of Younger and Older Australians Living with Dementia and Behavioural and Psychiatric Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) - May 2013
The strategy of integrating people with behavioural and psychiatric symptoms of dementia (BPSD) with other residents in aged care facilities poses significant issues and impacts on the overall service delivery. Mission Australia believes younger and older Australians living with BPSD need specialised care.
Mission Australia supports the development of legislation in South Australia that provides an overarching framework of support for the best overall outcomes for the development of children and young people.
Mission Australia's submission in response to the South Australian Every Chance for Every Child Policy Discussion Paper focuses on the importance of the early years and in particular, the importance of providing a safe and nurturing environment that fosters quality relationships for children.
Mission Australia's submission to the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry is informed by our experience in supporting vulnerable and at-risk children and families and our direct involvement in the provision of early learning services and our research activity.
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