What’s inside

This is the third and final report developed as part of the Laying Foundations for Industry Excellence project by CSIA with support from the Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC). The purpose of this project was to pursue building an evidence base to support industry-led development of the child and family support sector, in line with Action 5.1 of the QFCC Strengthening our Sector Strategy.

This report builds on the first two reports from the Laying Foundations for Industry Excellence project. The Stage One Report provided a business maturity assessment of 200 organisations in the child and family sector, and the Stage Two Report provided industry insights into business development priorities and systemic challenges facing child and family sector organisations.

Th report outlies five key areas of focus for an Industry Development Agenda for the child and family sector: Ongoing evidence base and business planning, Industry-led approach to reform, Focus on the right people, Leading with optimism and excellence, and Looking ahead. Recommendations are provided for each focus area along with first actions to progress the agenda.