Council signs up to improve Aboriginal child health

Greater Shepparton City Council and the One Village Collaboration, facilitated by Greater Shepparton Communities for Children, and supported by Kim Sedick, Interim CEO of SNAICC (Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care), the national non-governmental peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children have signed an Organisational Statement of Intent today.

This signing represents Council's commitment to working collaboratively with the other agencies represented on the One Village Collaboration to achieve improved health and educational outcomes for Aboriginal children and their families within our municipalities.

Greater Shepparton City Council Chief Executive Officer Peter Harriott said “This is a great collaboration which will guarantee the children of Greater Shepparton have equal opportunity to meet their  developmental needs and that they are safe and happy.”

Maryanne Stivactas Acting Program Coordinator Communities for Children said “We are very pleased to be here today to present the Statement of Intent and have it signed by Greater Shepparton City Council CEO, Peter Harriott.”

The Organisational Statement also identifies the changes that early years services can identify to implement, and how Council can work closely with other agencies to achieve this common goal. The signing marks the seventh local organisation to show their commitment to supporting positive outcomes for Aboriginal families, and thereby improving the future for children to grow and thrive in a place that supports them.

The One Village Collaboration is using a collective impact approach; working together as a community using diverse skills, expertise, connections, backgrounds, power and resources in the community to address complex issues.

 

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