What we do
The Hunter Networks of Practice (HNOP) is a Families NSW funded project which began in 2011.
Hunter Networks of Practice (HNOP) strives to:
- Support all child and family services to take a holistic and strengths-based approach in their work with children and families.
- Enhance linkages to improve transition between components of the service system.
- Facilitate the integration of prevention and early intervention principles into the service delivery of local agencies.
- Support members of the partnership or network establish and maintain linkages within the local FNSW child and family network with active referrals to and from this network, where appropriate.
Hunter Networks of Practice (HNOP) covers 9 LGAs including Upper Hunter, Singleton, Port Stephens, Newcastle, Muswellbrook, Maitland, Lake Macquarie, Dungog and Cessnock.
Hunter Networks of Practice (HNOP) Target Group
Service Providers to parents of children and children aged 0-8 years including:
- Family support workers
- Child care workers
- Staff of child and family focussed services
- Child and family health nurses
- Supported playgroup coordinators
- Local government community workers
- Centerlink social workers
- Health workers
- Housing community development workers
- Aboriginal early childhood staff
- Multicultural project staff
- Workers supporting families with children with a disability
- Neighbourhood/Community Hub staff
- Coordinators of parenting programs
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