Last month, Clear Impact Australia worked with the Communities for Children team at Anglicare Tasmania and their partners in Launceston, Tasmania — assisting them with gaining a greater understanding of Results Based Accountability and how the framework can be used to measure the outcomes of their Launceston Tamar Valley Collective Impact initiative ‘Every Child Succeeds’. According to Clear Impact Australia team members, it was an enjoyable two days with thought provoking questions and the exploration of implementation ideas and strategies.
Paul Mallett, State Manager of Anglicare Tasmania had these encouraging words to share regarding Clear Impact Australia’s recent training with Anglicare Tasmania and partners: “Participants of the two-day training left feeling excited about the possibilities that RBA presents in accurately measuring the outcomes for children and families of activities across the community. It really highlighted for us that ‘near enough really isn’t good enough’ and we need and can do better in this space. Exciting times ahead. It was a pleasure working with Kate. Thanks Kate [Clear Impact Consultant Kate Tye].”
Recently, Anglicare Tasmania also outlined their ambitions to become a Child Friendly City in a special report entitled “The State of Launceston’s Children 2014.” In an effort to stimulate further conversations and actions on the state of children, this report benchmarks the current well-being of children living in Launceston, identifies data and data gaps to better inform service delivery, and measures the progress in addressing the disadvantage that many children and families in Launceston experience. According to the report, “The Child Friendly City initiative is a collaborative effort between Anglicare Communities for Children, the Launceston City Council and the Northern Tasmania Early Years Group, working with other stakeholders to explore the ways in which our community can work together to uphold the UNICEF principles of Child Friendly Cities.”
Clear Impact Australia team members look forward to continuing their relationship with Anglicare Tasmania and partners and seeing growth in the collective.
For more information on Launceston Tamar Valley’s Every Child Succeeds initiative, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Every Child Succeeds website will be launched sometime this spring, so check this link regularly for updates: http://everychildsucceeds.com.au/