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The approach is informed by evidence and over 15 years of experience applying Platforms in communities across Australia.
Platforms provides guidance on how to strengthen community ‘platforms’ – such as safe and supportive neighbourhoods, connected families and high-quality services – for better health and equity for children and their families.
Platforms consists of a
support to help communities plan, implement and evaluate place-based change.
The Platforms Roadmap outlines a process for implementing Platforms that comprises five phases.
While the Roadmap depicts the phases in a sequence, the Platforms process is dynamic and iterative. In practice, communities should expect to move back and forth between the phases as they continue to develop, learn and refine their work together.
The Platforms Guide: Improving children’s wellbeing through community-led change is a guide designed to support services, community groups and governments to successfully implement the Platforms approach in a community.
The Guide provides an overview of the Platforms approach, including its rationale, principles and intended impact.
Each chapter in the Guide outlines a phase of the Platforms Roadmap and includes:
We’ve developed a comprehensive set of key resources and compiled links to related reading to support you with implementing Platforms in your community. Each resource is grouped into the relevant phase of the Platforms Roadmap.
Resources and links are updated as new material becomes available.
Using Platforms | Engage | Build | Learn | Act
Whether you’re new to Platforms, or would like to build your understanding in a certain area, we have a workshop to suit your needs.
There are five practical Platforms workshops to choose from, that you can take independently or consecutively.
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We have over 15 years of experience in child-focused, place-based reform, and can provide you with the support, tools and resources needed to accelerate your change agenda.
CCCH specialists are available to provide customised guidance and support for the Platforms approach, including the Platforms Principles, phases and steps.
We offer customised Platforms support in the form of tailored workshops, facilitator training, consultancy and coaching.
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The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.