The Healthcare that Counts framework was released by the Victorian Government in March 2017. The Healthcare that Counts framework is a quality improvement framework for health services to embed organisational governance, systems and structures focused on vulnerable children and families.
The framework “articulates the role of all Victorian health services in the early identification and effective response to vulnerable children at risk of child abuse and neglect. It provides guidance to enable health services to embed organisational governance, systems and processes that are focused on vulnerable children and families” (1). The framework also aligns with child safe standards.
To assist agencies to implement the framework within their organisation, the Gippsland Primary Care Partnerships have developed a Healthcare that Counts Framework Implementation Resource & Training Guide.
The development of the Healthcare that Counts Framework Implementation Resource / Training Guide was supported by the Victorian Government.
The resource was also made possible through funding from:
• Gippsland Primary Care Partnerhips
• Gippsland PHN
• Children and Youth Area Partnership Inner Gippsland
• Latrobe Health Assembly
This resource was designed and developed by the Gippsland Primary Care Partnerships, in consultation with the following agencies across the Gippsland, Victoria region:
• West Gippsland Healthcare Group – Expert Advisors
• The pilot agencies who participated in the project:
o Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
o Bass Coast Health
o Central Gippsland Health
o Gippsland Southern Health Service
o Latrobe Community Health Service
o Latrobe Regional Hospital
o South Gippsland Hospital
o Uniting/Best Start
o Yarram and District Health Service