Midland Communities for Children Plus
What is Midland Communities for Children Plus (CfC Plus)?
Midland CfC Plus is one of the 8 new CfC Plus sites nationally and is a vital element of the Australian Governmentâ€™s efforts as part of the National Framework for Protecting Australiaâ€™s Children 2009-2020. These innovative, integrated service delivery sites bring together Commonwealth, State and non government funded services to implement prevention and early intervention strategies for vulnerable families with children up to 12 years, who are at risk of disadvantage and not connected with children services.
CfC Plus forms one of four broad services areas in the Family and Childrenâ€™s Services stream of the Department of Families and Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) Family Support Program (FSP) as shown below:
The FSP is underpinned by three principles:
- Building the capability and resilience of Australian families and children in their communities:
- Working in the best interest of children; and
- Responding to the vulnerabilities of families and children in their communities.
Where is Midland CfC Plus?
The Midland CfC Plus target areas are the suburbs of Beechboro, Bullsbrook, Caversham, Ellenbrook, Kiara, Koongamia, Lockridge, Middle Swan, Midland and Stratton in the City of Swan and Midvale within the Shire of Mundaring.
Who is the Swan Alliance?
The Swan Alliance is a partnership between Ngala, Mission Australia and Anglicare WA to facilitate the Midland CfC Plus project. All three organisations have equal decision making authority and the Alliance is led by a Board with representation from each Agency. The Swan Alliance has been funded by FaHCSIA until June 2014, to work with the local community to implement Midland CfC Plus.
What is Swan Allianceâ€™s role?
The Swan Alliance has the responsibility for the overall management and facilitation of the project. They will take a community development approach to engaging and consulting with the community and facilitate consultation processes, establish frameworks and enhance relationships between different stakeholder groups. The Swan Alliance has established a CfC Plus Committeeand will be responsible for disbursing funds to other non-government organisations and community projects according to a Community Strategic Plan.
What is the CfC Plus Committee?
The CfC Plus Committee is a voluntary group of key stakeholders who work in collaboration with the Swan Alliance to develop, guide and support the implementation of the project.
Where can I find out more?
Please contact Jenni Brodie, Acting Executive Officer, Swan Alliance: 31 The Crescent, Midland or 9368 9311, 0428 004 370 (mob), email@example.com.
When: 20 Jun, 10:00am
For Grandparents of grandchildren 0 to 6 years. Looks at the important role of grandparents and discusses practical ideas for building and maintaining strong family relationships.