There has been some confusion about what it is we are trying to achieve through transformation and so we have formulated goals which we hope will give people clarity. These goals are based on directions from the Premier, the governments 5 great goals, the New Relationship, the comments made in planning workshops, and the various external Reviews. The goals are not in any order of importance.”
1. To establish a value/principle-centred ministry that is respected and trusted by the public, service providers, and those whom the ministry serves.
2. To ensure a confident, professional, empowered staff of MCFD
3. To ensure a system which is responsive to the needs of children, youth, families and communities, not driven by compliance to rules;
4. To prevent the use of unnecessary red-tape, processes, procedures and rules which slow down transferral of resource and effective service delivery;
5. To devolve service delivery to regions and communities together with the required resources
6. To ensure that Aboriginal services are governed by and delivered to Aboriginal people by Aboriginal people;
7. To have greater focus on prevention and early intervention services.
8. To ensure that importance is given to the full array of multi-disciplinary services to children youth and families;
9. To ensure effective, innovative, and integrated service delivery to children, youth, families and communities;
10. To ensure sufficient human and financial resources for all services
11. To sustain partnerships of trust and respect.
12. To provide effective management and resourcing of day-to-day service delivery during transformation, ensuring the continued protection and well-being of children and youth;
13. To meet the basic needs of families and communities as a priority.
14. To ensure community engagement and the shifting/sharing of power with communities and families with regard to decision-making and service delivery."
The entire 35 page document is available here. 'The MCFD Good Practice Action Plan'