Child and family services new funding model

On 1 October 2018, the way in which the Department of Health and Human Services provides funding for child and family services will change.

These changes are a part of broader reforms underway to redesign the child and family services system in order to:

  • enable a more seamless and continuous service system
  • enable wrap-around support for clients 
  • set up the system for use evidence-based practices and programs and outcomes-focused performance management

The department, in consultation with the sector, has been designing a new funding model that supports integration across the child and family system. The new funding model will continue to offer funding stability to service providers, to ensure that services are well planned and sustainable.

The department will work closely with the child and family services sector so the transition to the new funding model is smooth, effective and sustainable.

Further information

A range of tools have been developed to assist organisations in relation to funding reform. For more information, see the following resources: