We believe that all children and families deserve to thrive. Led by evidence of what works, we’re helping to build a sector that embeds client-centred, culturally safe practices, and delivers more effective prevention and early intervention to vulnerable families while keeping the voices and best interests of children at heart.
We incorporate learnings from across the social sector, understanding that factors such as education, early childhood, mental health, housing, and family violence all play a role in enabling children and families to thrive. This is enriched by our work supporting and evaluating initiatives that redress the system challenges impacting on children and families experiencing vulnerability.
We work with governments and service delivery organisations to secure better outcomes for children and families. We have supported clients who work across the continuum, from providing early help to families, to child protection and out of home care. Our work spans strategy development, service design, measurement and evaluation of impact, to making the case and advocating for increased investment in early intervention.
Making the case for early intervention
Berry Street commissioned us to investigate the case for early intervention in the Victorian child protection system. We then examined the emerging impact of Covid-19 on families, and the system implications.Read more
Victorian residential care review
We worked with MacKillop Family Services to conduct a review of its Victorian Residential Care services, to better understand how it can improve outcomes for young people.Read more
VACCA service demand projection
SVA Consulting supported the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency to better understand the issues that will influence services for Victoria’s Aboriginal population over the next decade.Read more
Our clients include
Children's Court of Victoria
WA Department of Communities
Scenario planning through uncertainty
Covid-19 had a massive impact on the social sector. Scenario planning proved a valuable way to understand potential impacts on demand in the Victorian child and family services sector.Read more
First Nations justice in child protection
A Koori-designed program in the Children’s Court of Victoria is providing a more effective and just response for Koori families, offering a step towards greater self-determination.Read more
Young children at risk of vulnerability
Our body of work around young children seeks to support a shift towards proactive and responsive child and family systems that deliver genuine investment in prevention and early supports.Learn more