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1 Prevention and Early (Years) Intervention How can we build a system with children at the centre?

2 Head Start Sure Start Better Start Early Start Equal Start Good Start Where to start?

3 prevention is about preventing a problem before it occurs early intervention is about responding to the first signs of a problem ARACY

4 1. Where to start? The politics and the policies 2. Integration contradictions and opportunities 3. Building a system with children at the centre.

5 1. Where to start? The politics and the policies What do we know? What do we have? What can we do with what we have?

6 $3.2b on child protection $664m on prevention or early intervention 7.5% pa increase in child protection costs since 2007 The Forrest Review 2014

7 What Hockey is going on about million Working age population (15-64) Child population (0-14) Aged population (65 and over) Projection million Total Population Employed Persons Age Pensioners Source: 2010 Intergenerational report

8 Productivity Commission Report on Childcare and Early Learning

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19 High Sensitive periods in early brain development Binocular vision Central auditory system Habitual ways of responding Language Emotional control Symbol Peer social skills Relative quantity Low Years

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21 Centre for Community Child Health: Collaborate for Children

22 Support for Investment in Early Action Very Important Quite Important Not Very Important Not at all Important Not sure Total 57% 32% 7% 2% 3% NET Important 88 Blue Collar 59% 32% 6% 2% 2% 91 White Collar 58% 31% 7% 2% 2% 89 <$20K 60% 28% 4% 7% 1% 88 $20K- $39K 58% 90% 8% 2% 2% 88 $40K- $59K 89% 30% 9% 2% 1% 89 $60K- $99K 60% 30% 7% 1% 2% 90 $100K- $149K 58% 33% 8% 1% 91 $150K+ 53% 38% 2% 3% 5% 91 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Q1. Overall, how important do you feel it is for Governments to invest more in acting early to support families with young children as a way to help prevent problems and save money in the long term? Base: All respondents (n=1000) The Benevolent Society

23 2. Integration contradictions and opportunities

24 Feeding Families at Forbes Children s Centre SA

25 I come here to make friends Mother of 2 preschool-age children Acacia Ridge Early Years Centre Brisbane outer suburbs

26 Murdoch Children s Research Institute

27 Figure 4: A child centred approach for social system support of the Five by Five. Adapted from the UCL Institute of Health Equity report An Equal Start: improving outcomes in Children s Centres. BetterStart 2014

28 Infant mortality per 1000 births

29 Australian Early Development Index (AEDC) Physical health and wellbeing Social competence Emotional maturity Language and cognitive skills Communication skills and general knowledge 2012: 22% vulnerable in one or more domains (indigenous children 43%)

30 Numeracy NAPLAN score Vulnerable student Non-vulnerable student 0 Year 3 Year 5 Year 7 Year 9 Telethon Kids Institute 2015

31 Multi-generational approach

32 Early Intervention Foundation UK 2015

33 A focus on supporting parents reinforces.. that early intervention and prevention is about empowering parents, not State interference in family life. UK Early Intervention Foundation 2015

34 3 Domains of Parental Wellbeing Executive function Mental health Economic security Shonkoff and Fisher 2013

35 Baby Basket: Cape York 2014 $874 per person

36 Finland s Maternity Package 2014

37 3. Building a system with children at the centre

38 Improving children s later life outcomes UCL Institute of Health Equity 2013

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40 System Elements National Outcomes Framework Integration of policy Interprofessional practice, progressive universalism platform and community engagement Enablers: Implementation support, outcomes measurement, data linkage Evidence-informed interventions: children, parents, family relationships.

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47 The most important drivers of good outcomes Context in which families exist Better future parents for the next generation Parental wellbeing, beliefs, capabilities and behaviours Children s health and development 0-5 shared outcomes Later life outcomes Resistance to disease and longterm conditions Good physical health Good mental health Reaching academic potential Increased skills and qualificatio ns Securing quality jobs with higher wages Positive behaviour and relationship s Children are prepared and ready for school Children are healthy and well, emotionally and physically Children are safe and protected from harm Cognitive development Communication and language development Physical development Social and emotional development Safe and nurturing environment Parental mental health Parental physical health Good aspirations, literacy and numeracy Good knowledge of child developme nt Developing secure attachment Providing a stimulating home learning environme nt Responsive, positive parenting style Employment and income Home and living conditions Relationship between parents Networks of support Community safety Local amenities and assets Families are identified as needing additional help at early stage, and promptly receive effective, targeted and preventative early intervention services

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51 The enduring legacy of the Early Years

52 BetterStart 5x5 5 dimensions of healthy development: 1. Physical 2. Language 3. Attachment 4. Social emotional 5. Cognitive 5 stages of healthy development: 1. Pregnancy 2. Post-natal 3. Infancy 4. Toddlerhood 5. Early childhood

53 Benefits of prevention and early intervention benevolent.org.au

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55 The enduring legacy of the Early Years

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62 Australian Bureau of Statistics, Preschool Education Australia 2013, cat. no , ABS, Canberra, Excludes children enrolled in more than one provider type or across multiple preschools.

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64 Perinatal deaths Source: THL, Nordic perinatal statistics

65 Maternal mortality

66 Binning kids and Children s Ground Binning kids and Children s Ground participants playing at the pool in Jabiru, NT. Photograph: Jason Malouin/Oxfam AUS. Closing the Gap Progress and Priorities 2015

67 What Hockey is going on about million Working age population (15-64) Child population (0-14) Aged population (65 and over) Projection million Total Population Employed Persons Age Pensioners Source: 2010 Intergenerational report

68 How do health, education, social welfare and economic policy reforms interconnect, and how do we buld coherent and sustainable policy leadership in order to achieve our longterm vision? And what is our long term vision for the country?

69 For the first time we put women at the centre.. Switch How to change things when change is hard. Dan and Chip Heath, Stanford University

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71 Indigenous Affairs priorities of the Australian Government: Getting children to school Getting adults to work Building safer Indigenous communities

72 We need a rethink about the way we move forward or our ambitious goals will fail and another generation of Indigenous children will be the victims of our inability to shift route. Patricia Karvelas, The Drum,

73 Reform of the Federation White Paper on Early Childhood and Schools 2014 student outcomes continue to be mixed and quite poor for our most disadvantaged students. We continue to slip behind our international competitors on a range of educational outcomes.. Positive experiences in the early years improve children s long-term education and well-being.

74 the most significant consequence of effective early learning is school readiness Reform of the Federation White Paper 2014

75 UK Early Intervention Foundation: Spending on Late Intervention How we can do better for less

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