• Establish a CoP to strengthen and promote functional collaboration between the health, welfare and education sectors serving children and families for improved child well-being.
  • Work together to develop and test a digital tool to assess and track child well-being.
  • Based on assessment of the digital too to design, implement and evaluate the appropriate cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary local level solutions to combine ‘cash transfers and care’ services and learning opportunities for children in disadvantaged communities.
  • Produce knowledge about the practice of inter-sectoral collaboration for better outcomes for children.
  • Make recommendations to government and non-governmental partners about the potential of integrated social systems strengthening solutions for better social outcomes for children and families.


  • Design, test and implement the Child Well-being Tracking Tool (CWTT)
  • Develop generic overarching solutions and action plans to step up child well-being outcomes across the social sectors.
  • Develop, implement and assess the effectiveness of a community-based mathematics and reading development model that includes children and parents.
  • Conduct a baseline assessment study on the mental health of children in their foundation years of schooling and develop assessment guidelines.
  • Determine the factors that contribute to the risk of mental health problems in children and identify factors that contribute to building resilience.
  • Conduct a health and nutrition assessment of the children; devise appropriate primary health care solutions and assess the effectiveness of such solutions.
  • Review, adapt, implement and evaluate a community-based child and family strengthening intervention.
  • Assess the potential of cash transfers and an integrated family intervention on child well-being outcomes.
  • Assess the effectiveness of the CoP approach used in this study to strengthen integrated service provision (cash transfers – that is, social grants; care services, health, nutrition,education, welfare and social work services) for better social outcomes for children.