Queensland Social Benefit Bond

The Newpin (New Parent Infant Network)  SBB has a focus on reunifying Aboriginal and Torres Islander children in the child protection system safely with their families.

The service is being delivered by Uniting Care Queensland — with the first Newpin Centre opening in Cairns in January 2017. Family referrals have commenced and planning is underway for a further two centres scheduled to open in early 2019 and 2020.

Over the next seven years, approximately 200 families will be referred to the service.

OBJECTIVE

To safely reunify children in out-of-home care to their families, with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

OUTCOMES
  • Reduced number of children requiring care and support through the child safety system
  • Improved family safety and child wellbeing
  • Improved family behaviours
  • Enhanced parental skills and capabilities
  • Reunified children in out-of-home care safely with their families
LOCATION

Cairns, with location of second and third centres to be advised

SERVICE PROVIDER

UnitingCare Queensland

INTERMEDIARY

Social Ventures Australia

BOND SIZE

$6 million

CLIENTS

Estimate: 200 families, 560 children

SERVICE PERIOD

6½ years

Last updated: 22 October 2018