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About the Office for Children

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Sharing Responsibility for Our Children, Young People and Their Families: Government Embracing Change

Welcome to the website of the Tasmanian Government's Office for Children.

The Office for Children brings together professionals from the three Agencies with varied skills and the same goal in mind - to work towards improving the health and wellbeing of Tasmania's children and young people. Led by the Deputy Secretary, Children, the Office for Children was established in 2011 to coordinate the implementation of Our Children Our Young People Our Future. It is a collaborative arrangement agreed between the Departments of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Education (DoE) and Police and Emergency Management (DPEM).

The future work of the Office for Children sits within the context of Sharing Responsibility for Our Children, Young People and Their Families: Government Embracing Change. The Office will assist agencies to coordinate, and report on, policy development across government that supports children’s service system reform. In addition, the Office will provide the secretariat support to the Cabinet Committee on Children, Young People and their Families and its Interdepartmental Committee and progress projects as required that contribute to the whole of government effort in implementing the Government Response.  Click here for more on these projects.

The Chair of the Interdepartmental Committee is responsible for directing all work undertaken by the Office for Children. A monitoring and review process by the Interdepartmental Committee will provide the opportunity to re-order priorities for the Office to best deliver upon the tasks assigned to it to progress children’s service system reform.