Voice of the Family Project

The Voice of the Family project supports the creation of ongoing structures to ensure that the voices of families and children are heard, and included, in the design of local early years service models. C4C have partnered with Noah’s Ark to develop and explore processes for consultation with families and children about their needs/ideas for the delivery of early years services and family support services in Bendigo.

 

Aims of Project

  • To ensure that families and children have a voice in the development and implementation of early years services.
  • To build ongoing structures and processes for the input by and consultation with families and children.
  • To build the practice and processes for ‘warm referral’ processes in the early years sector.
  • To work with early years services in building responses to the needs of parents with a focus on their role in building parenting skills and capacity.

Project Aims

  • To ensure that families and children have a voice in the development and implementation of early years services.
  • To build ongoing structures and processes for the input by and consultation with families and children.
  • To build the practice and processes for ‘warm referral’ processes in the early years sector.
  • To work with early years services in building responses to the needs of parents with a focus on their role in building parenting skills and capacity.

Project Actions

  • Work with early years services and programs including targeted family support services providers to review current approaches to engaging and working with vulnerable families.
  • Support the development of ‘warm referral’ practice guidelines and processes across the early years sector.
  • Arrange practice workshops and conversation circles across the early years sector with a focus on family engagement.
  • Conduct consultation with families and children with a view to gain feedback on the current delivery of services for families and for the development of ongoing family consultation processes.

Related Documents

Hearing the Voice of the Family – Throw Away the Book 2017

For more information, please contact:

Amanda Lonergan
C4C Voice of the Family Project Worker
Amanda.Lonergan@noahsarkinc.org.au
p: 5407 1520

Michele Totterell
Noah’s Ark Manager
Michele.Totterdell@noahsarkinc.org.au
p: 5407 1520