Child Youth & Family Plan


Child Youth & Family Plan

At the end of 2015 the SFA piveted to change its focus and how it operated as an Alliance. We decided to:

  • Include young people from 12 – 18 in our work while continuing to focus on children 9 to 11
  • Focus on mental health and wellbeing
  • Put a shared measurement system & community involvment in the centre of our work

In 2017 we are under-taking a series of collaborative strategy workshops to create the Child Youth & Family Plan. At each stage of the process our members are ratifying decisions made by the group within their organisations. To see an overview of the steps we are taking click here.

In 2016 we created the right conditions for the current work, we:

  • Launched our evaluation and embed key learnings from the Alliance’s first stage.
  • Updated our Theory of Change
  • Worked with our community to define the vision and outcomes we are seeking for children, young people and families.
  • Completed the first stage of our new Child Youth & Family Plan using a collaborative model of strategic planning. This involved the community and government, non-profit, business and community sectors agreeing to a joint outcomes framework and committing to co-designing a joint approach, action and measurement framework in 2017.
  • Developed community development models that put resident action at the heart of our approach to the work
  • Re-built the composition of the senior leadership group
  • Extended our membership networks into the youth and mental health sectors
  • Secured a deeper level of investment in the backbone infra-structure that supports our work.