Regional Children’s Services Plan
11 December 2013
Wunan is very pleased to have been awarded a contract by the Department for Communities to develop a Regional Children’s Services Plan for the Kimberley. The project, funded by Royalties for Regions under the Regional Community Child Care Development Fund is an acknowledgement by Government of the challenges faced by organisations that provide education and care services for children in country areas including the impact of distance, isolation, limited funding and the reliance on community based management committees to manage these services.
Nick Thomas CEO of Wunan said “the Regional Plan for the Kimberley is expected to deliver a more strategic, long term approach to supporting sustainable models of community managed education and care services in the Kimberley”. Wunan is very much aware from our work in the region of the issues that impact on the education and care services and we look forward to the engagement with the sector over the next 2 year to develop a range of strategies to address these challenges.
The Regional Plan funding also enables the plan’s strategies to be implemented over the term of the contract which is exciting as the plan will be a living document backed up with support on the ground. For further information about this exciting project please contact Michele Pucci, Wunan Manager of Programs and Partnerships on 0488660639