Kids First is part of the social fabric of Victoria through our 125-year legacy of community care. Our history is one of adaptation and impact as we have continually evolved to anticipate the needs of children, young people and families and develop quality, evidence-informed services that support positive outcomes.

Merging with Whitelion represents a rare opportunity to create an organisation that provides a broad platform of services that have increased reach, provide high quality consumer informed services and collective impact for more young Australians. Furthermore, the efficiencies that such a merger would enable will create an organisation that invests in innovation, service delivery and workforce thereby becoming a strong, sustainable entity. One that is passionate about addressing the inequities that face children, young people and families.

We admire the work of Whitelion and proudly stand together to forge a bold and bright future. We are working toward the final decisions regarding coming together being made in August, with the merger expected to take place in October 2023.

We will share more details as the process progresses. Any questions should be directed to:

Clare Lombardi

Director, Marketing & Communications

0427 181 778

[email protected]

Kids First Australia, trading name of Children’s Protection Society Inc is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) and eligible tax-deductible donations have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status with the Australian Tax Office 2018 Children’s Protection Society Inc. All rights reserved. – ABN 52 303 567 862