BUSHkids Annual Report 2019-20

Advocate the needs of regional, rural and remote children and families Develop strong partnerships at all levels of government and agencies Increase representation at peak bodies and industry conferences Build university research partnerships Collect and report on relevant data Develop research and service development agenda for impact of drought and natural disasters on children and families Respond to the impact of Raise awareness and influence public policy in relation to outcomes for children in need across Queensland, including those in regional, rural and remote locations Employ the majority of staff in communities in which our offices are based > Increase the number of FoBks across Queensland > Create and maintain strong university and training partnerships Recruit and retain regional representation for Council Build capacity for student placements Develop culturally- safe services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, including the Reconciliation Action Plan Focus on delivering services that are responsive to local needs Increase supporter base in local communities Maintain media partnerships Identify and form relationships and connections with relevant community stakeholders and groups BUSHkids will have a strong on-the-ground presence in local communities with solid footprint in rural and regional areas Lead collaboration and build partnerships with other community organisations and government agencies Increase access to our services by families fromdiverse and/or vulnerable backgrounds CONNECTED COMMUNITIES Deliver family-centered, evidence-based services, utilising culturally-safe practices to engage a diverse representation of families Implement the BUSHKids teleHealth strategy into service delivery for all staff Educate staff on the importance and purpose of data in our service delivery Outcome and impact measures incorporated across all services Deliver services based on the available evidence Demonstrate outcomes and impact of services through data analysis OUR V I S I ON OUR V A L U E S • WE A R E OUR P UR P O S E All Queensland children reach their potential regardless of where they live. Child-focused and family-centered Collaborative Accountable To support children’s health, developmental, educational and social and emotional wellbeing through equitable and accessible health services.

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