Key Assets to continue supporting Norfolk’s children, young people, and families
KAA successful in securing a new three-year contract to continue delivering child and family wellbeing services on Norfolk Island
Key Assets Australia is excited to announce that it was successful in securing a new three-year contract with the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (DITRDC), to continue delivering child and family wellbeing services on Norfolk Island from 1 January 2022.
Key Assets NI-Connect Child & Family Wellbeing Unit operates locally on Norfolk Island and works in partnership with community stakeholders to support children, young people and families and meet evolving community needs.
Reflecting on the last three plus years of providing services on Norfolk Island, the NI- Connect team are proud to have held over 600 face-to-face sessions supporting children, young people, and parents, and collaborated with other agencies to deliver initiatives such as parenting groups, the toy library, social basketball games and a school breakfast club. Over half of the children from Norfolk Island’s primary school have participated in the Holiday Wellbeing Program which was established in response to a growing community need for children to attend supervised and organised activities during the school holiday periods, and provides a range of fun, educational and cultural activities.
In receiving the news that Key Assets was successful with the tender, CEO Dr Dianne Jackson said that she is
“thrilled with the announcement that Key Assets’ contract has been renewed. We look forward to continuing to work with DITRDC, the local Norfolk Island community and other professionals, to deliver innovative and quality support services across the continuum of care to support families on Norfolk Island”.
Over the course of this contract the NI-Connect team will continue to offer Social Work and Family Support services to individuals and families seeking information and support with personal and relationship issues, parenting, developmental milestones, life skills, youth engagement and domestic and family violence. Key Assets will also continue to promote child safety and wellbeing and assist families in responding to concerns about children’s care and protection needs.
NI-Connect staff would like to thank the Norfolk Island community for supporting our service. We welcome feedback about our existing programs and suggestions or ideas for future initiatives, which we will use to work with the community to develop further support for Norfolk Island’s children, young people, and families.