Midland Communities for Children Plus Committee and Role
The Communities for Children Plus (CfC Plus) Committee is a voluntary group of key stakeholders who will work in collaboration with the Swan Alliance (Ngala, Mission Australia and Anglicare WA) to develop, guide and support the implementation of the project.
What is the role of the Committee?
The Committee will work in collaboration with the Swan Alliance to:
- Establish strong committee governance procedures and policies;
- Operate and hold regular meetings throughout the life of the project;
- Actively seek the views, needs and wishes of communities in Midland and surrounding suburbs and incorporate these within the planning and service delivery frameworks;
- Contribute to the consultation process with the wider community;
- Develop the Community Strategic Plan for the life of the project outlining the priorities, strategies, decisions, services and activities to be implemented;
- Monitor progress and review performance against the Work Plan;
- Draw upon and contribute to research, evidence or good practice in early childhood, protecting children and community development including the collection of baseline evaluation data;
- Assist the Swan Alliance in making decisions on the disbursement of funds;
- fPromote the Midland CfC Plus project in the community.
Who can be a Committee Member?
Key stakeholders from organizations, government and the community within Midland and the surrounding suburbs will receive an invitation from the Swan Alliance to participate as a member of the Committee. Representation from the following stakeholder groups will be sought to form the core Committee membership:
- Community members involved in community initiatives/groups;
- Representatives of Aboriginal and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) communities and people with a disability or families caring for someone with a disability;
- Non-government services for families with children as well as adult focused services;
- City of Swan and Shire of Mundaring;
- State Government including Department for Child Protection, Department for Communities, Department of Education, Department of Indigenous Affairs and the Disability Services Commission;
- Australian Government including Department of Families and Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (funding body), Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations and Centrelink;
- The business sector;
- Local individuals who have knowledge and skills in one or more
of the following priority areas:
- Early learning and care;
- National Framework for Protecting Australiaâ€™s Children;
- Community capacity building, especially in engaging hard-to-reach community groups (e.g. socially isolated families) and building social capital and volunteerism;
- Research, evidence-based practice and evaluation, especially in areas above.
- Local individuals who have knowledge and skills in one or more of the following priority areas:
What is expected of Committee Members?
It is expected that all members will:
- Have an interest in and a commitment to the principles of CfC Plus and are able to contribute to the generation of innovative ideas and solutions to impact positively on the protection of children and improve health and well-being outcomes for children aged 0 to 12 and their families;
- Attend and participate in the scheduled meetings which will initially convene on a monthly basis or have a proxy attend in their absence. The Swan Alliance will chair the Committee;
- Contribute to the decision making processes of the Committee either by consensus or vote.
If you have any questions about the Midland CfC Plus or the Committee please contact Jenni Brodie, Executive Officer, Swan Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9368 9311 or 0428 004 370.
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