Our focus for 2018 – 2019


Our focus for 2018 – 2019

For 2018 – 2019 the Alliance identified the following areas of focus for project and development work:

  1. Children start school ready to learn
  2. Children and young people do not experience anxiety and depression and are emotionally resilient
  3. Confident and engaged parents support their children’s development & learning
  4. The Blue Mountains is recognised as being a child and youth friendly community
  5. Every Blue Mountains family has access to a collaborative service network (hub) which is unique to their neighbourhood , supports child development and is a natural gateway into community life
  6. The SFA works together effectively and measures its impact

Reporting on activities and outcomes in these areas can be found at How Are We Achieving Our Goals.

As progress is made in these areas, the Alliance will extend the horizons of its work, while strengthening its capacity to continue to operate effectively over the longer term.

Key to this capacity will be the continuing support from the “Backbone” agencies, Blue Mountains City Council and the Mountains Community Resource Network (MCRN).


How That Work Maps To Our Ultimate Outcomes Framework

Focus Areas 1. Early Childhood Development 2. Emotional Resilience 3. Confident Parenting 4. Community Safety SFA Backbone Activity
Outcomes supported:

Children to start school ready to learn Children and young people do not experience anxiety and depression and are emotionally resilient Confident & engaged parents support their children’s development & learning The Blue Mountains is recognised as being a child & youth friendly community The SFA works together effectively & measures its impact
Being Children and young people have equitable access to the resources they need to reach their full potential.

Children and young people are safe, healthy, flourishing and secure in their cultural identify.

Children and young people have equitable access to the resources they need to reach their full potential.

Children and young people are safe, healthy, flourishing and secure in their cultural identify.

Belonging  Children have secure and nurturing relationships with their family, friends and the community. Children have secure and nurturing relationships with their family, friends and the community. Children & young people feel valued by the community & have positive participatory connections with family, friends, community and the place where they live.

5. Children & young people contribute to others, the community, the place where they live and the environment.

Becoming Children meet their holistic developmental milestones. Children & young people engage in education &have developmentally appropriate self-regulation & life skills.

Young people are well connected with post school pathways to quality education and / or employment.

Caring Parents have the confidence , skills, networks  and resources to care for their children. Parents have the confidence , skills, networks  and resources to care for their children. The Blue Mountains is a safe community where community members care for children and young people and see them as being an asset to the community
Supporting SFA member services work collaboratively to provide quality, coordinated services to support the above outcomes