This program works with children and families who are newly arrived in Australia.

Settling in a new country is challenging and navigating a complex system of services for children can be confusing.

The program is open to families with young children of a refugee background, who are seeking asylum or arrived in Australia on community detention.

Settling in a new country is challenging and navigating services for children can be confusing.
Settling in a new country is challenging and navigating services for children can be confusing.

What the program offers

The Refugee Child Outreach program is free and offers:

  • support to access services such as playgroups, childcare, kindergarten and maternal and child health centres
  • assistance to understand Australian health care services
  • play sessions in the home to encourage healthy parent-child relationships
  • assistance with parenting and child development
  • help to access early years activities in the local community
  • assistance in finding support for children with special needs, such as a child with a disability
  • assistance for parents to understand employment and education services
  • information sessions and group work to assist families with their early years needs.

Who can refer

  • self-referrals
  • maternal child health clinics
  • refugee health nurses.

Location

Whittlesea and Hume

Partners

We acknowledge the Leith Foundation for its valuable financial contribution.

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