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

What we’d like to see to achieve our Goal:

  1. parents have the confidence, skills, networks and resources to care for their children
  2. Alliance members 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