RDA Pilbara, as facilitating partner for the WPC4C Initiative, funds local community partners to deliver programmes that are aimed at creating child-friendly communities, healthy young families, supporting family and parents, early learning and school transition and engagement.
West Pilbara Communities For Children
West Pilbara Communities for Children (WPC4C) is a sub activity of the Department of Social Services Families and Children Programme under the Families and Communities Programme, which aims to deliver positive and sustainable outcomes for children up to 12 years and their families in disadvantaged communities throughout Australia.
The initiative provides funding to Community Partners to develop and implement appropriate services for children and families focusing on the following Family Support Program outcomes:
- To improve the health and well-being of families and the development of young children, from before birth through to age 12, paying special attention to:
- - Healthy young families
- - Supporting families and parents
- - Early learning
- - School transition and engagement
- To create strong child-friendly communities that understand the importance of children and apply this capacity to maximise the health, well-being and early development of young children at the local level.
Examples of activities being implemented by WPC4C Community Partners include:
- Early learning and literacy programmes
- Early development of social and communication skills
- Parenting and family support programmes
- Child nutrition, and
- Community events to celebrate the importance of children, families and the early years.
WPC4C works closely with not for profit organisations in the City of Karratha and the Shire of Ashburton. The City of Karratha includes Karratha and the towns of Dampier, Wickham, Roebourne, Point Samson and the surrounding Indigenous communities. The Shire of Ashburton includes the towns of Onslow, Pannawonica, Paraburdoo, Tom Price and the surrounding Indigenous communities.
If you would like to read more about the City of Karratha or Shire of Ashburton please see the links below: