In 2017 The Alliance agreed on 4 areas of focus: Children, Young People, Parents/Carers, and the Community, and we have been working together on projects in these four areas.
We believe the best solutions to seemingly intractable social problems emerge when all those affected have a say in the design of answers. Periodically we take time to share what we have learnt, determine what to do with this knowledge, and what to do next.
Like other successful collective impact projects, the Alliance has a “backbone“ — a dedicated convener employed by the Blue Mountains City Council to develop and implement the new Child Youth and Family Plan and coordinate strategic planning.
Collective impact is put into practice using positive organisational development to unite members from disparate organisations. Strengths-based theory and other large-group processes are used to deepen understanding and create robust relationships.