Over the coming years, the National Child and Family Investment Strategy, (currently under development), will drive a shift in proportionate investment for child and family services delivered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, towards the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Organisations (ACCO) sector.

On behalf of the National Coalition, Families Australia have been engaged by the Department of Social Services to undertake the ‘Changing the Balance’ research project which explores the potential impact on non-indigenous Non-Government Organisations (NGOs). See here for more information on the project.

Supporting a smooth transition across the sector

What are the opportunities and challenges which need to be considered as the
non-indigenous NGO sector supports the growth of the ACCO sector?

We want to hear from services about the potential impacts on the non-Indigenous NGO sector including:

• the impact of the transition on service delivery
• any organisation and / or operational challenges
• recommendations and suggestions to ensure service continuity to
families, children and young people during a time of change and beyond.

While all are welcome to respond, this survey primarily seeks to capture the perspective of managers, senior managers and executive staff (including board members) of non-Indigenous non-government organisations (NGOs) who:
• have undertaken a similar transition process; or
• are receiving Commonwealth Department of Social Services (DSS) funding for child and family services.

The development of the National Child and Family Investment Strategy includes general, and First Nations specific consultation mechanisms led by SNAICC. State and Territory governments are also developing engagement strategies related to this matter for their respective sectors.

About this survey

This survey collects only demographic information about your organisation. All respondents will remain anonymous. The information will be used for the purpose of producing a report for DSS.

The survey is expected to take 20 minutes to complete. You will not be able to save responses to complete later. The survey closes Friday 10 May 2024.

For queries about this survey contact:
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