CfC Executive Group
The East Gippsland CfC Executive Group provides guidance, advice and governance oversight for the CfC program. This includes monitoring the progress of funded CfC activities and services to ensure they are meeting the program’s objectives and contributing to achieving positive outcomes for young children and their families. The Executive Group can also inform the program’s ability to respond to current and emerging needs for families and children in East Gippsland through an integrated and collaborative approach.
- Governance of the East Gippsland CfC program;
The Executive Group undertakes a range of tasks to support the East Gippsland CfC program. Core activities include:
- Monitoring the progress of the CfC program including the roll out of funded activities and services between July 1 2012 – June 30 2014;
- Reviewing progress reports and other planning documents prepared by the Facilitating Partner;
- Participating in annual reviews of the East Gippsland CfC Community Strategic Plan;
- Providing advice and guidance to the Facilitating Partner on the annual allocation of funding through the Local Initiatives Program (small grants program);
- Participating in processes to review and evaluate the Reference Group partnership, structure, memberships and purpose;
- Participating in processes to evaluate the outcomes of the CfC program;
- Making recommendations and advocating to the broader EGEYC and relevant funding bodies on strategies to improve the provision of services and supports for families in East Gippsland.
Five stakeholders will participate on the Executive Group, by invitation of the Facilitating Partner.
Membership will include representatives from the following sectors:
- Non-government organisations (NGOs) that deliver children’s services;
- NGOs that deliver adult services;
- NGOs that deliver family support services;
- Schools and pre-schools;
- Parents and community members;
- State Government services;
- Local Government services;
- Parent representative;
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community representative.
Membership at both an organisational and individual level is voluntary and sitting fees are not paid. Parent or community members attending in their own time can be reimbursed for expenses such as travel and childcare to support their participation. .
Given the size and diversity of East Gippsland it is acknowledged that not all areas or sectors with an interest in this issue are represented on the East Gippsland CfC Executive Group. The focus is to have a small group of key representatives who can be called upon to provide governance of the program.
The group will meet quarterly, according to dates and days determined by consensus of the group. UnitingCare Gippsland as Facilitating Partner for the CfC program has been funded to resource and support the Executive Group until 30 June, 2014.