“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children”
Raising Public Awareness
To raise public awareness of the nature, extent and life-long impacts of family separation on children and their families through the production and dissemination of media across all platforms – online, TV, cinema, print media etc. – and through the international promotion of the Family Separation Awareness Week.
Increasing Professional Understanding
To substantially increase professional understanding of the extreme and specific risks to children associated with family separation; to ensure greater professional training, regulation and accountability; and to encourage legal and psychological research in the interests of children’s and families’ welfare.
Helping Children & Families
To provide information and support to parents and children involved in family separation and to direct them to the best avenues that will minimize the harm of family separation.
Conducting, Collating & Disseminating Research
To encourage and participate in the development of authoritative legal, psychological and social research and to create a repository of knowledge and evidence upon which sound policy can be based.
Identifying & Promoting Family Court Alternatives & Reforms
To identify and promote the development and use of systems and procedures, as alternatives to the Family Court, that genuinely assist families and protect children through the process of separation and beyond; to reform the existing courts and to contribute to changes in the laws that affect separating families.
Developing & Promoting Better policy
To develop evidence-based policy that will result in better protection of children and parents than current systems and processes.
Working With Politicians
To address these issues at a political level and to foster the political will to make changes necessary to protect children at a most vulnerable time in their lives.
Forging A Greater Alliance
To forge a greater alliance between organisations working nationally and internationally to the same ends.
To encourage the participation and engagement of many Australians in the process of reforming how our society thinks about, and deals with, family separation.