Conference Stream: Intersections
Presenter: Erin Smith
Presentation Title: ‘Developing a Web of Sustainability: Connect, Collaborate, Learn.’ SSCACT’s Best Practice Consortium Model
Program schedule: Saturday 15 August 2015 at 09:45
Duration: 15 mins
The ACT has recently joined the Safe Schools Coalition Australia. SSCA is dedicated to making schools safer and more inclusive for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse young people. SSCACT is creating change to ensure that every student, every family and every teacher in every ACT school has access to a safe and inclusive learning environment.
However, unlike other states and territories Safe Schools Coalition ACT has a distinct and dynamic approach to project governance and service delivery. While Sexual Health and Family Planning is the lead delivery organisation, service provision is in partnership with six key ACT community organisations – A Gender Agenda, Belconnen Community Services, Anglicare Canberra/Goulburn, headspace Canberra, the Youth Coalition of the ACT and the AIDS Action Council. Each organisation contributing to the SSCACT project provide a unique set of skills, insights and expertise enhancing the experiences for all in involved.
The benefits of a collaborative consortium model approach to project delivery are substantial for the community workers involved, the organisations they represent and ultimately SSCACT member schools, their staff and students.
This presentation will highlight the model in operation, the sustainability plan, the benefits and risk analysis and how the project works to mitigate risk in a consortium model.