The National Coalition on Child Safety and Wellbeing (National Coalition) comprises around 200 non-government organisations and researchers who are committed to advancing the national campaign on child safety and wellbeing in Australia. Families Australia convenes the National Coalition.
A 12-person Steering Group is the principal representative group for the National Coalition. Steering Group members also serve on the National Forum for Protecting Australia’s Children, a high-level group that also comprises senior Commonwealth, State and Territory Government officials. The National Forum meets 2-3 times per annum to oversee progress with the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020 (National Framework).
Steering Group members were appointed by the broader National Coalition at the outset of the National Framework to represent a range of areas, including research, peak bodies, out-of-home care, family support, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and communities. Membership of the Steering Group has evolved in the course of the National Framework to ensure that representation aligns with Action Plan priorities.
National Coalition Steering Group members are:
Membership of the National Coalition is free. Members receive quarterly e-bulletins. Please email Families Australia (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
As at 2 June 2020, the National Coalition membership stood at 233 organisations, consultants and academics. The list of Members can be accessed here.