Community Engagement / Parent Resources

Child Australia works in partnership with other organisations and the wider community to improve the wellbeing of children and families.  Through our engagement, outreach and partnerships, Child Australia’s goal is to make a demonstrably positive impact on the community that it serves.

Platforms Community Redevelopment Framework

Child Australia has been actively involved in the promotion and implementation of the Platforms Community Redevelopment framework in Western Australia. Platforms is an evidence-based service redevelopment framework designed to strengthen capacity to promote positive outcomes for children and their families by assisting local communities to integrate services for children and families. It has been developed by the Royal Children’s Hospital Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH) in collaboration with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI).

Platforms is based on the compelling research about the impact of the early years on the life course, in addition to the emerging evidence about how communities can make a difference for children and their families.

Platforms can help communities:

  • build community partnerships to lead the reconfiguration of services
  • identify, plan and respond to the needs of their children
  • monitor and evaluate their work to ensure outcomes for children are improving.
  • The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. 2012. Centre for Community Child Health. (ONLINE) Available at: