Additional funding has been committed by the Victorian Government to expand the Maternal Child Health Service.
Funding will enable Enhanced Maternal and Child Health Services to support families until their child turns three. Previously, this intensive supported stopped after one year.
The funding will also include specific responses to family violence. ‘For the first time, those at risk of family violence will receive additional outreach visits by Maternal Child Health nurses.’ (Source: Premiers Media Centre, 20/4/17)