In 2014, the Alliance for Children at Risk defined five new strategic focus areas to pursue our objectives over three years, to 2017:



You can download this infographic and our one page Strategic Plan 2014-2017.

When the Alliance for Children at Risk was formed in 2004, we proposed six key policies that together would dramatically improve the situation for children taken into care and give them a much better chance of recovering from their setback.

We believed that while these policies would require a significant increase in immediate funding they would deliver a many times greater reduction in the lifetime community cost of dealing with the consequences of abuse and neglect.

These six core policies were:

  1. Greater resources for the provision of services to children in out of home care or that reduce the risk of children entering care.
  2. Not-for-profit organisations (NFPs) to deliver at least 50% of all placement services, including leaving care, kinship care etc.
  3. Standardised assessment for all children in care.
  4. Care plans for every child, reviewed in collaboration with the care provider, with case management for children in long term care to be done by the care provider.
  5. Recognition that care is not enough and that we must also treat the trauma every child in care has suffered, through appropriate counselling and other support services.
  6. Objective measures of care to be at "typical child" standard.

By 2014, substantial progress had been made towards many of these objectives.