Who’s involved?

A community partnership group plays a key role in starting and growing a Hub. It also ensures that the needs of local families are at the centre of Hub planning and action.

Who creates the group?

A hub leader or hub support coordinator will establish the community partnership group. If you’re in a location where there is no leader or coordinator, you can still establish a group if there is the willpower and resources in the community to make it happen.

Who can be in the group?

The members of your community partnership group will be determined by the services and individuals who are best positioned to help to respond to local families’ needs. The group should always include mothers, fathers and other carers.

A group can include:

  • community members including mothers, fathers and other carers
  • educators and other staff from the school where the Hub is located. This could include teachers, principals, multicultural education aides, wellbeing staff, or school management.
  • services and individuals from the education, health, community and settlement sectors. This could include adult educators such as English teachers and computer literacy teachers, bilingual facilitators, interpreters, child and family health nurses, local council staff, GPs, speech pathologists or social workers.

What makes it a success?

Take a look at this checklist to find out more about what can help to make a community partnership group a success.

Related Resources

Page last updated: 06th October, 2014

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