The Memorandum of Understanding between FACS and NSW Health has been revised and aims to build strong local partnerships to achieve better outcomes for children and young people in statutory care. In particular, the MOU recognises the increased role of non-government organisations that provide statutory out-of-home care with case management responsibility.
“The revised MOU marks a significant milestone in meeting the health needs of children in care,” says Tahn O’Brien, Community Services Executive Director Operations Development. “One of its key initiatives is the Health Screening and Assessment Pathway model, a framework for timely delivery of health screening, assessment, intervention, monitoring and review.”
The Health Pathway has been rolled out across most of NSW and provides early assessments for all children and young people entering statutory care.
For further information, contact Judy Tonkin, A/Manager Community Services Interagency Pathways, on (02) 9716 2993 or via email.