National Framework for Universal Child and Family Health Services

3.2 Approach to development of the Framework

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The National Framework for Universal Child and Family Health Services has been informed by a review of International child and family health service frameworks and the research evidence for universal service provision, together with a two-staged consultation process comprising approximately 400 stakeholders across all Australian jurisdictions. Consultation participants came from metropolitan, regional, rural and remote locations and included a range of: service providers (CFHNs, paediatricians, general practitioners, allied health professionals (social workers, speech therapists, occupational therapists, dental therapists), early childhood education specialists and service managers, policy advisers, program managers: and representatives from six professional associations (for example, representatives from the Australian Association of Maternal Child and Family Health Nurses (AAMCFHN), Child and Family Health Nurses Association NSW, Inc. (CAFHNA), and the Australian Confederation of Paediatric and Child Health Nurses (ACPCHN). Written submissions and email correspondence was also received (see Appendix 2 for detail of consultation methodology and key findings).