Wesley Brighter Futures works alongside families where there is an identified risk that is impacting a child’s safety, welfare or wellbeing. The program is designed to support families to stay together—to prevent the escalation of concerns for children transitioning into the statutory child protection domain.
Brighter Futures is a Government funded program which Wesley Mission has delivered throughout Western Sydney in partnership with a number of community based organisations since 2006. The program has grown and developed over time, with Brighter Futures now standing as a cutting-edge voluntary prevention program that supports families to address and resolve concerns for children via strengths based practice, individually tailored case plans and ‘wrap around’ service delivery. This approach enables the program to meet the needs of each individual child and their unique family circumstances while empowering families to find their own ‘best way forward’.
In 2006 Wesley Mission became the lead agency in the Sydney Metro West area for the Brighter Futures program. In this lead agency role, alongside our community partners (grassroot services known in the community and at the heart of their communities), Brighter Futures has, to date, supported hundreds of families through this innovative program.