Why? The current suite of services and programs tend to be poorly funded, short-term, crisis-driven, and operate in silos. This approach fails families who have multiple needs and require support from a range of services over long periods of time. It also fails to address the core problem: the cycle of intergenerational poverty and inequity.
The Children’s Ground model has been developed to be a new approach.
It is not a program, or a quick fix.
We take an integrated, locally-led and designed approach in Australia’s most disadvantaged communities, combining international best-practice with deep grassroots experience, resourced at a level that enables excellence in learning, wellbeing and development.
We look beyond 'the problem' and see the people. We believe in, and harness, the ability of the community and their cultural knowledge systems: building and walking with communities where children can grow up strong both ways.