Confident and engaged parents support their children’s development and learning

Our Goal:

CARING:
(i) parents have the confidence, skills, networks and resources to care for their children
SUPPORTING:
(i)SFA member services work collaboratively to provide quality, coordinated services to support

Parents and Caregivers are confident in their parenting ability

Measure:
Proportion of parents / caregivers who feel like they have a good understanding of their children and what they need / feel like they understand and can manage their child(ren)’s needs / feel confident as parents / caregivers / feel like they understand and can manage their child(ren)’s behaviour
Status:
Planned

Ulitmate Outcome: Caring

Measure:
Proportion of parents/caregivers who can get help from friends, family or neighbours when they need it
Data:
Participants aged over 20 who live with children (n=179) 60% said “Yes definitely”
Status:
Baseline Measured

“I can get help from friends, family or neighbours when needed“

Satisfaction with support received

(0 = Not at all, 10 = Extremely)

Ultimate Outcome: Caring 9

Parents and caregivers have access to information and services

1. Coordinated school holiday calendar of low cost local activities in one central place for easy access
Measure:
Feedback from families on ease of finding information and suitability of activities on the School Holidays Calendar
Status:
Awaiting Data
Data:
9 Number of families that agreed that activities were affordable
9 Number of families that agreed that activities were suitable
8 Number of families that said school holiday information is easy to find
6 Number of families that said school holiday information is difficult to find

Ultimate Outcome: Supporting 12

Measure:
Number of subscribers to Stronger Families Alliance website
Status:
Increasing
Data:
90 Number of subscribers in July 2018
200 Number of subscribers in June 2019
300 Number of subscribers in July 2019
Measure:
Usage of School Holiday Calendar, number of visits and interaction
Status:
Increasing
Data:
Page views from August 2018 – June 2019

School Holiday Calendar

Measure:
Number of activities that are free or low cost per month
Status:
Decreasing

Number of free or low cost activities available in each school holiday period

Measure:
Activities on 3 days per week
Status:
On Track
Data:
Each school holiday period had activities on at least three days per week

Activities on at least 3 days per week during the holidays

(Days per week)

Measure:
Spread of activities across the Blue Mountains
Status:
Mixed Results

School holiday activities across the Blue Mountains

Measure:
Portion of parents/caregivers who found out something new that may help their family
Status:
On Track
Data:
Number of families found out something new that might help them/their families
2018 April – 35 families
2018 October – 19 families
2019 April – 9 families

Engagement with the Alliance School Holiday Calendar

Services are connected and working collaboratively, providing quality, coordinated services to support

Measure:
Number of services involved in calendar
Status:
Mixed Results
Data:
Providers sharing activity to calendar:
April 18 – 17, July 18 – 10, September – October 18 – 16
April 19 – 13
Quotes/Key Findings:
  • Services are saying that the Calendar has become a great opportunity to learn what other services in the Mountains are doing

School Holiday Calendar

Ultimate Outcome: Supporting 12