Refugee Child Outreach
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.
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
- maternal child health clinics
- refugee health nurses.
Whittlesea and Hume
We acknowledge the Leith Foundation for its valuable financial contribution.