Child Friendly Communities Australia was formed in April 2013 to respond to a growing interest in the practical application of the principles of the UNICEF Child Friendly Cities Framework in Australian communities. CFca has been formed to create practical conversations about local responses to this framework and to
provide resources and encouragement for towns and communities seeking to take
the next step towards fully realizing the implementation of the Convention on
the Rights of the Child in their locality.
There are many other approaches to creating place-based responses to children’s wellbeing. All around Australia, citizens and organisations are developing rich ways of working together to plan, coordinate and work together for children in their community. These communities are often energised by the African proverb
“It takes a village to raise a child”.
The approach of CFca has relevance to these communities also, whether they be
informed by ‘Collective Impact’, ‘Create’, ‘Best Start’, Sure Start’, ‘Pathways to Prevention’ or their own innate sense of needing to work together.
CFca has a particular passion for assisting communities develop local well being reports on the status of children as a key stepping stone on the path to communities implementing child-friendly plans and governance
CFca offers 3 key support mechanisms to communities:
training and forums
Working Together Towards Better Outcomes for Children in the Northern Territory April 2 2014