Response to the Draft National Care and Support Economy Strategy 2023
The Draft National Care and Support Economy Strategy 2023 presents an exciting opportunity for Child Australia to provide feedback in collaboration with seven other leading early childhood education and care providers in the state. The consortium of not-for-profit organisations is dedicated to supporting children and families and understands the significance of a national solution to address the challenges various sectors face in the care and support economy.
While we acknowledge the need for a unified approach, it is vital to consider each sector’s unique needs and circumstances. We emphasise the importance of considering each sector’s unique needs and circumstances while working towards a national solution. In the ECEC sector, challenges related to access, affordability, workforce availability, cultural safety, and user-friendly systems must be addressed.
The progress achieved in the ECEC sector can be a valuable lesson for other sectors within the care and support economy. Adequate government funding, supportive regulations, innovative practices, data-driven decision-making and access to a trained and professional workforce are essential for the sustainability of the care and support economy sectors. By learning from the progress achieved in the ECEC sector and implementing comprehensive strategies, we can foster an inclusive and sustainable care and support system that benefits all Australians.
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As a consortium member, we are pleased to have the opportunity to respond to the Draft National Care and Support Economy Strategy 2023. The consortium comprises several distinguished organisations, all of whom have been working collaboratively for years to advocate for children and families. Our combined expertise, resources, and dedication enable us to effectively promote the interests of children and families across the state.
Our members include
• Child Australia
• Regional Early Education and Development
• The Y WA
• Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS)