22 January 2015 | General Interest
The Centre for Community Child Health, a department within the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, has released four reports on place-based approaches from the Collaborate for Children scoping project.
A majority of communities have locally organised service and support systems that have evolved across generations to support children and families. However, there is now evidence that the way these service systems operate does not meet the modern needs of families.
The Collaborate for Children scoping project entailed a 12-month investigation into ‘place-based’ service systems, examining how research, practice, and policy can be used together to develop more relevant systems and better promote children’s wellbeing.
For an overview of the project, as well as access to the four published reports, visit the Collaborate for Children project page on the Royal Children’s Hospital website.