More than 15 peak bodies are calling on the NSW Government to make public the Tune Review. Written by former senior public servant David Tune, the independent report warns that the current system for supporting at-risk children and families is ‘ineffective and unsustainable’.
Tune proposes setting up a new NSW Family Investment Commission to control the more-than $2 billion spent on vulnerable children and families.
Here is the peak bodies’ letter dated 22nd May 2018:
Release the Tune Review
Joint Statement from NSW Community Sector Peak Bodies
NSW’s community sector peak bodies call on the Government to immediately make public the full, independent Tune Review into out of home care.
There is nearly $2 billion spent each year on the approximately 20,000 children and young people in out of home care. What information we do have from the Tune Report warns that the system and the way the money is spent within the system is “ineffective and unsustainable”. Peak bodies, service agencies and the general public can learn from the insights and recommendations contained within the report and can use that information to improve outcomes for children and young people in out of home care.
We commend the NSW Parliament’s Upper House for passing the motion calling for the Government to release the full version of the Tune Review. Further to their motion, we call on the Government to adhere to the parliamentary order to immediately release the full version of the Tune Review and work with NSW’s community sector peak bodies to make a better future for the children and young people in out of home care.