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Our
vision

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.

Our
approach

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.

Our
experience

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.

Case studies

Making the case for 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.

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Victorian residential care review

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.

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VACCA service demand projection

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.

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Our insights

Scenario planning through uncertainty

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.

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First Nations justice in child protection

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.

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Young children at risk of vulnerability

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.

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