Family Services Material

MacKillop Family Services provides a range of supports for vulnerable families.

Mother, father and child lying on floor playing with iPad, children's building blocks scattered around

By sharing our knowledge and experience in this area we aim to contribute to creating better outcomes for families.

We have contributed to debates around child protection law reform, drug and alcohol policy and strategy.

Submission to Victoria's next 10-year mental health strategy (2015)

This is MacKillop's submission to the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services on the development of Victoria's 10 year mental health strategy. In this submission, MacKillop advocate for better services for children and young people with complex needs. We also acknowledge the importance of recognising the trauma experience of many people experiencing mental illness. The submission also examines our experience as a provider of services to families with a parent with dual diagnoses.  Read more

Submission to Family Law Centre on complex families (2015)

This submission to the Family Law Council, on the intersections between family law and child protection advocates for purposeful information sharing, to ensure safety, accurate risk assessment, improved service integration and the development of partnerships with Aboriginal agencies to support self-determination.   Read more

Whole-of-Government Victoria Alcohol and Drug Strategy (2011)

MacKillop's submission to the development of the Victorian Drug and Alcohol Strategy in 2011.  Read more