Partnering with RSTO

We are working with a number of service providers and communities all committed to improving outcomes for children and families.

Together, we’re developing a new Learning System to drive sustainable service system change. The Learning System is a suite of technology, tools and processes that make it easier to collect, interpret and use evidence-based data to drive service performance.

We’re working to implement the Learning System at a service, community and systems level to maximise the difference we can make for children and families.

Service provider partners

The initial service providers working with RSTO include:

  • Gowrie Victoria (Early Childhood Education Care provider)
  • Maryborough District Health Service (local maternity hospital).
  • Bourke & District Children’s Services

Community partners

The initial lead communities are existing place-based early years initiatives with strong partnerships across early years services. Communities are committed to evidence-informed decision making and continuous quality improvement — which is supported by RSTO.

Lead communities include:

  • Logan Together, Queensland
  • Gladstone Region engaging in action Together, Queensland

A broader range of place-based early years initiatives are informing the roll out of RSTO and creating a community of practice to learn from the experiences of initial lead communities. They include:

  • Go Goldfields, Victoria
  • Hands Up Mallee, Victoria
  • By Five Wimmera Southern Mallee Early Years Initiative, Victoria
  • Burnie Works, Tasmania

RSTO in action: Scenarios

What do Restacking the Odds partnerships look like? How can your program, community or service work with RSTO to better meet the needs of children and families?

RSTO in action uses hypothetical scenarios to showcase how RSTO partnerships — with services and communities — can drive meaningful change in service provision. These scenarios are informed by real challenges, opportunities and RSTO partnerships.

Each scenario illustrates how a service provider in antenatal care, parenting programs or early childhood education and care (ECEC) have used the RSTO indicators to improve their practices and optimise the benefits for children and families.

Scenario 1: Improving family violence screening and support in pregnancy

  • Service focus: Antenatal care
  • RSTO indicator focus: Quality

View scenario 1

Scenario 2: Delivering high-quality parenting programs locally

  • Service focus: Parenting programs
  • RSTO indicator focus: Quantity

View scenario 2

Scenario 3: Improving early childhood education and care attendance 

  • Service focus: Early Childhood Education and Care
  • RSTO indicator focus: Participation 

View scenario 3

Interested in partnering with RSTO?

We welcome the opportunity to work with additional service providers and communities who share our goal so together we can accelerate efforts to reduce inequity and improve children’s health, development and wellbeing.

Please contact Olivia Hilton, General Manager, for more information: [email protected] 

Restacking the Odds is a collaboration between the Centre for Community Child Health at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Bain & Company and Social Ventures Australia.

RSTO would like to acknowledge the support of project partners the Paul Ramsay Foundation and Seer Data.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.