Communities for Children aims to improve the development, health and wellbeing of children aged 0-12 and their families through innovative early intervention and prevention programs. The Salvation Army has been engaged as a Facilitating Partner in S.E. Tasmania to develop and implement a strategic and sustainable community approach to early childhood development, in consultation with local stakeholders known as “Community Partners”.
These Community Partners are located in Brighton, Derwent Valley, Southern Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and Central Highlands and focus on three priorities:
There are currently 52 Communities for Children sites located throughout Australia funded by the Department of Social Services.
Further information regarding Communities for Children South East Tasmania may be obtained from The Salvation Army on (03) 62 700 302.
Communities for Children aims to provide support for families through a range of activities focusing on positive parenting, improving literacy skills, school readiness and health and well-being. We also conduct great family - focused community events.
Communities for Children provides support for parents and children to improve child development, child safety and family functioning. We promote social inclusion ensuring families are connected to local communities. Activities focus on supporting parents to raise children who are confident individuals with the capacity to reach their full potential.
We will develop cohesive communities and families that nurture children to be happy, healthy and confident. Families are central in the nurturing of children and we provide support through various programs including a “One door – No wrong door” approach. Our integrated service network covers health, education and social services.