Key Assets to continue supporting Norfolk’s children, young people and families

Following the recent tender process, Key Assets will continue to lead and deliver child and family wellbeing services on Norfolk Island, giving continuity and stability in this critical area.

Key Assets will lead, manage and deliver the services of the Child and Family Wellbeing Unit supporting Norfolk families to provide the best possible environment, experiences and care for children and young people.

These services will include community education, programs for children and young people and parenting support to encourage local young people and families to reach their potential and promote safety in the community. One-on-one advice and assistance is available for families in need of additional support.  Key Assets will continue to play a role in the community investigating child safety concerns, providing family mediation, and supporting out-of-home care placements.

Key Assets has been awarded a three-year contract, commencing from 1 January 2022.

Under the contract, Key Assets will work closely with local families and the community, in collaboration with other services such as childcare, Norfolk Island Health and Residential Aged Care Services (NIHRACS), NICS, police, NIRC and governments.

Through this, we will support the maintenance of existing high quality services, tailored to needs of NI community.  

Over this contract, there will also be a focus on expansion of services available to all families on island - as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to the health, safety and wellbeing of Norfolk Island’s children and families.

Eric Hutchinson,

Administrator of Norfolk Island

December 2021