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Brighter Futures

The Brighter Futures program delivers targeted early intervention services to families with children identified at risk of significant harm, with a focus on addressing the drivers of child protection, including mental illness, domestic violence and drug and alcohol misuse.

Who is eligible?
Brighter Futures assists families with children aged under 9 years, or families expecting a child. Eligible families will have at least one of the following program vulnerabilities which impacts adversely on their capacity to parent and/or the child’s safety and wellbeing:

  • domestic violence
  • drug or alcohol misuse
  • parental mental health issues
  • lack of parenting skills or inadequate supervision
  • parent(s) with significant learning difficulties or intellectual disability

Time: Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm by appointment

Services:
Brighter Futures provides:

  • intervention and support that will achieve long-term benefits
  • a range of tailored services including case management, casework focused on parent vulnerabilities, structured home visiting, quality children’s services, parenting programs and brokerage funds

Cost: Free
The Brighter Futures unit processes all Brighter Futures referrals. It also provides lead agencies with information such as the child protection history of referred clients, to assist in determining the client’s eligibility for the program.