Cairns South Collective Forum in July

    Led by Professor Allan Dale,the Cairns South Collective Impact Project, continues to connect and collaborate to improve outcomes for children in Cairns South. In July we held a forum including a presentation by a representative of the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women. The forum provided a platform for service providers and community groups to have a better understanding and to ask questions concerning Child Safety legislative roles and responsibilities and also changes to legislation since the Carmody report. The forum also discussed the outcomes of a report produced by the Collective Impact team, following in-depth conversations and data gathering, as part of the Cairns South Needs Risk Project. The Need/Risk Project aims at building a ‘village’ to support families raising younger children. A summary of the report can be found HERE. During the COVID-19 restrictions the project team facilitated regular digital meetings so that service providers, government departments and community groups could discuss changes to service delivery and look for solutions to address gaps.

    For more information you can view all of our newsletters HERE or contact us at collective.impact@jcu.edu.au

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