The Integrated Aboriginal Child and Family Centres program is an initiative of the NSW Government developed under the Indigenous Early Childhood Development National Partnership Agreement (IECDNP).
The IECDNP forms part of the broader Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) Indigenous Reform Agreement as well as reforms in relation to productivity, education, skills and early childhood.
The Integrated Aboriginal Child and Family Centres provide a mix of services, responsive to community needs, and include child care, early learning and parent and family support services.
Under the IECDNP, NSW is in the process of establishing nine Centres (Blacktown (2), Campbelltown, Ballina, Brewarrina, Gunneda, Lightning Ridge, Nowra and Toronto).
The NSW Department of Human Services, Community Services and the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) are jointly responsible for Element 1 of the IECDNP along with key NSW state agencies including NSW Health, the Department of Education and Training (DET), Housing NSW, Aboriginal Affairs and Ageing , Disability and Home Care (ADHC).