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What we do

Our vision

Driving collective effort to support vulnerable families and create better outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care.

Our priorities 

Together, we have identified a shared agenda to progress two priorities.

  1. Act earlier to support families in which children may be vulnerable (focusing on families with children 0-8 years).
  2. Achieve better outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care.

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Current activities

Our approach

The Loddon Children and Youth Area Partnership is working to a shared agenda with a network of local partnerships, including the:

We are also supporting other communities to test and try new ways of working together at the local level. Our aim is to align efforts, planning and practice culture across the Area to bring about systemic change.

Loddon's commitment to supporting families

Breaking the link between disadvantage and outcomes for children is complex. Having high quality, accessible and culturally safe services is key to responding to the needs of children, young people and families who are experiencing vulnerability. In addition to having a responsive system in place, in order to bring about long-term social change, we need to have strong and shared understanding of the drivers of vulnerability. This knowledge needs to be widespread, spanning sectors and reaching leaders, practitioners and the community.

As a partnership we have committed to supporting our workforce, and where possible, our communities, to access vital information that will create a stronger system to drive better outcomes for our children, young people and families. 

Being skilful across the agreed four focus areas will assist us to do our jobs better now and ensure we are well informed about possible pathways to reduce vulnerability into the future.

Our four focus areas

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For more information or to get involved, please contact us.