Support for children and families at risk of experiencing vulnerability

Transition to school can be an exciting, stressful and challenging time for young children and families due to the significant changes and adjustments required. Some children and families will take longer to settle into school and will find the transition more difficult than their peers will.

Children and families experiencing vulnerability tend to have more complex support needs in early years transitions and this varies according to their unique circumstances.

A child is vulnerable if they or their families are experiencing multiple, complex challenges which may limit the capacity of the parents and other family members to effectively care, protect, and provide for their children, putting at risk their immediate wellbeing and long-term development.

Two new resources to support early childhood professionals to intentionally strengthen the experience of transition for children and families experiencing vulnerability are now available.

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