Child Youth & Family Plan


Child Youth & Family Plan

The Alliance has developed and will regularly update a Child, Youth and Family Plan for the Blue Mountains. This Plan is also supported by Blue Mountains City Council, which undertakes to provide “Backbone” support to the SFA, as does the Mountains Community Resource Network (MCRN).

The first Child, Youth and Family Plan, produced in 2010, can be found here.

Current activity of the Alliance includes 4 implementation groups working on current areas of focus for the Alliance, (see progress in these focus areas here) and establishing a Shared Measurement system, a crucial element of the Collective Impact approach.

During 2018-2019 the Alliance is developing the second Plan, which will guide the specific activities of Alliance members over the years 2019 to 2014. The process of developing the new Plan is outlined here.

Earlier work in developing the Goals, focus and the first Plan include the Alliance’s:

Other key areas of commitment by the Alliance members include

  • co-designing a joint action and measurement framework.
  • pursuing community development models that put resident action at the heart of our work
  • reviewing and when necessary re-building the governance structures of the Alliance
  • extending our membership networks into the youth and mental health sectors
  • ongoing investment in the “Backbone” infrastructure that supports work in Collective Impact