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CFSS Program Level Outcomes Hierarchy in plain text

This poster describes the vision and three key outcomes.

Vision

Children are safe and well at home in family, community and culture Families working with child and family support services.

Key outcome 1 – Children and young people are safe and well in families

Measurable contributing outcomes — Supporting increased family safety and wellbeing

Children and young people:

  • are safe and well cared for in their family
  • have improved wellbeing.

Parents/care givers and families:

  • are safe
  • have improved wellbeing
  • have improved parenting skills
  • have stronger attachment to children
  • experience greater sense of agency indecisions.

Families:

  • have improved social and environmental conditions for strong families
  • have safe stable and affordable housing
  • have improved financial security.

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Measurable contributing outcomes — Improved family functioning

Children and young people:

  • Have a greater network of carers
  • Experience improved family interactions.

Parents/care givers and families:

  • Experience improved family interactions
  • Experience greater shared responsibility for parenting.

Parents/care givers and families:

  • Have social and environmental conditions that support strong families
  • Have safe, stable and affordable housing
  • Improved financial security.

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Key outcome 2 – Children, young people, parents/care givers are influencing decisions and reaching potential

Increased capability to influence decisions

Children, young people, parents/care givers, and families:

  • Have a voice in identifying their strengths (including cultural strengths) and priority needs
  • Participate in decision making about services and support they receive
  • Participate in evaluation of services received to inform service improvement
  • Can influence decisions in their community.

Aboriginal communities:

  • Have a voice in expressing family strengths (including cultural strengths) and priority needs
  • Participate in decision making about services and support provided to families
  • Participate in evaluation of services received by families to inform service improvement.

Increased capability to achieve potential

Children and young people:

  • Are meeting developmental milestones
  • Are attending school
  • Are engaged in learning
  • Are completing school
  • Accessing training and employment opportunities.

Parents/care givers and families:

  • Are engaged with school community
  • Have increased opportunity to participate in learning, education, volunteering, and employment.

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Key outcome 3 – Children, young people, parents/care givers, families and community are connected and supported in culture

Enhanced access to community supports

Children and young people:

  • Have strong, supportive social networks
  • Have opportunities to participate in community activities.

Parents/care givers and families:

  • Have strong, supportive social networks
  • Have opportunities to participate in community activities.

Community members:

  • Have increased opportunities to support children, young people and families in their community.

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Enhanced connection to culture

Aboriginal children and young people:

  • Have their Aboriginal status identified
  • Have increased access to the protective strengths of culture
  • Are strengthened through connection to culture.

Aboriginal families:

  • Have their Aboriginal status identified
  • Have increased access to the protective strengths of culture
  • Are strengthened through connection to culture.

Aboriginal communities:

  • Have increased opportunities to support Aboriginal children, young people and families to connect with the protective strengths of culture.

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Page last updated : 12 Sep 2022

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