Child FIRST intake function, information and advice service has moved to The Orange Door.
The Orange Door network is now providing family violence and child and family support across the Goulburn region. The Orange Door is a free service for people of all ages and backgrounds to seek help and support for family violence, as well as families in need of support with the wellbeing and development of children.
The Goulburn Child and Family Services Alliance is a partnership between FamilyCare, The Bridge Youth Service, Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd and The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing. This partnership works together closely to ensure the most appropriate services are provided to vulnerable children and families.
The purpose of the alliance executive is to monitor the delivery and implementation of DFFH funded Child & Family Services, strengthen relationships and communication between members, establish partnerships with universal and other secondary services , provide leadership on key issues and liaise with other sectors regarding local service barriers and performance.
It is the responsibilities of the Alliance to:
Lead and endorse the direction and function of child and family services within the Goulburn catchment
Set directions for catchment priorities and actions, including catchment plan development, implementation and review
Monitor and review governance arrangements for Goulburn Child and Family Services Alliance, including ongoing review of partnership health
Advocate at local and state level for improved and more coordinated services
Develop and maintain communication pathways between both member agencies and external stakeholders
Provide leadership and strategic direction to the operational group and respond to any issues raised by the operational group. Communicate these directions to the operational group and all alliance members.
Escalate issues that are not being resolved
Liaise and engage with other stakeholders and networks regarding local processes to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and families and develop appropriate responses
Communicate sector reforms that effect the performance or function of the Alliance and family service.