early intervention services

mother with young child

Early intervention programs support children’s age-appropriate development before they become involved with the child protection system.

A key aim of the Keep Them Safe reforms is the development of government and non-government prevention and early intervention services.

Community Services provides and funds support services for children, young people and their families.

There are two main early intervention programs:

Brighter Futures

Brighter Futures services are provided to families with children under nine years of age who are experiencing a range of vulnerabilities, including, domestic violence, parental drug and alcohol misuse and/or mental health issues, as well as child behaviour management problems.

Early Intervention & Placement Prevention program

In 2010/11, services funded under the Community Services Grants Program (CSGP) were re-aligned to form part of a new program called the Early Intervention & Placement Prevention Program (EIPP).

The Early Intervention & Placement Prevention program provides appropriately targeted child, youth and family support services to reduce the likelihood of children and young people entering or remaining in the child protection and out-of-home care systems.  

To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111 (24 hours/7 days)