Communities for Children Facilitating Partners (CfC FP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS). The CfC FP initiative is a sub activity delivered under the Families and Children Activity, which is part of the Families and Communities Program.
CfC FP is currently being implemented in 52 communities across Australia, to provide early intervention and prevention activities and programs designed to bring about positive outcomes for children aged 0 to 12 years and their families.
The Smith Family is a facilitating partner in nine CfC FP sites throughout Australia. In 2003 – 2004, we became one of the first NGOs to facilitate the innovative model in Mirrabooka, Western Australia.
Our role as facilitating partner is to work in consultation and collaboration with local stakeholders, to improve systemic linkages and facilitate programs that help children and their families increase their social connections, improve their education and employment outcomes.
For more information about the Department of Social Services's 'Families and Children Activity', Families and Communities Program and the Communities for Children Facilitating Partners initiative, visit www.dss.gov.au.