Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 3 Hansard (26 February) . . Page.. 1097..
MR BARR (continuing):
plan provides a common policy framework and direction for service delivery. The ACT children's plan encompasses antenatal, infancy, the early school years and middle childhood. It promotes both universal and targeted services to address the needs of specific groups of children between zero and 12 years.
The range of initiatives has continued to expand in the territory. For example, the child and family centres provide an integrated one-stop-shop model of service delivering universal and targeted services to families through purpose-built centres at Gungahlin and Tuggeranong. Early intervention and prevention services operating from the centres include:
These services are provided through cooperation between government and many non-government agencies, and I take this opportunity to thank them all for the work they do in supporting children and families in the territory.
The government has supported, supported in principle and noted 17 of the 18 recommendations made in the report. Many initiatives proposed by the report reflect current work being undertaken or will complement or augment future program developments. I thank the committee for delivering this important report and I commend the ACT government response to the Standing Committee on Health and Disability report The early intervention and care of vulnerable infants to the Assembly.
Debate (on motion by Ms Hunter) adjourned to the next sitting.
Mr Corbell presented the following papers: