Community Conversations

A Village for Every Child Invites You to Help Shape the Future for Belconnen’s Children

A Village for Every Child is focused on Improving Outcomes for Children living in Belconnen. As a part of the Village Community Conversations, we invite you to share your thoughts on matters critical to the well-being of our children.

In Belconnen there are more children developmentally vulnerable than in the rest of Canberra, and we know that Canberra is faring poorly against the national average and the data continues to trend poorly. We also know that despite a large network of support services in Canberra and Belconnen, outcomes are getting worse. Meaning, Belconnen’s children are at a much higher risk of facing barriers to engaging fully in life. We want to change this! 

How we will collect the voice

The first step is to ensure that Village hears the views of the community. This will be achieved through a survey designed to collect data on lived experience, aspirations and concerns surrounding life in Belconnen and framed under the ARACY Nest ‘6 Domains of Wellbeing’. This will help us develop a clear picture of the life of children and families growing up in this area.  

Have your say

A Village for Every Child (Village) is launching a large-scale community engagement project to understand the experience of families living in Belconnen and gather ideas about how to better support families. Village encourages both community residents and organisations to have their say on what needs to change to ensure that families in Belconnen thrive and outcomes can be improved for our children.  

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Ways to get involved

Distributing resources!

Distribute the surveys amongst your community base and display the community conversations posters amongst your organisations to aid Village in connecting as many community members to this opportunity as possible.

Supporting access!

Allow Village access to you community/client base and we will survey them directly.  

Spread the message!

To support Village in maximising the effectiveness of this project, please share the following statement across your social media channels: 

Let’s join our efforts

For any further information or to discuss opportunities for collaboration please contact Village’s Community Development Officer, Bailey Steff