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Child Friendly City Greater Dandenong

Child Friendly City Greater Dandenong

Child and Family Partnership

What is the Child and Family Partnership?

The Child and Family Partnership is made up of approximately 60 community partners, service providers and children’s services providers, on local, regional, state and federal level.

Their role is to encourage community partnership as a key way to meet the actions identified within the City of Greater Dandenong Children's Plan and the Best Start Action Plan.

The Child and Family Partnership welcomes parent and community participation at the partnership meetings. This would involve attending the bi monthly meetings, hearing about local programs and services being offered for local families and having the opportunity to provide feedback to local community partners.

If you would like to attend the meetings and become involved as a community participant, contact the Best Start Community Facilitator on 8571 1839 or via email ChildrenServAdminSupport@cgd.vic.gov.au.

Best Start

Best Start is a Victorian Government early years initiative funded by the Department of Education and Training. It supports families, caregivers and communities to provide the best possible environment, experiences and care for young children in the important years from pregnancy to the early years of school.

These improvements in services are expected to result in:

  • better access to child and family support, health services and early education 
  • improvements in parents’ capacity, confidence and enjoyment of family life
  • communities that are more child and family friendly

There are 30 Best Start project sites across the state.Six of these sites focus specifically on working with Aboriginal communities. Local partnerships are the cornerstone of each project site.


More information on Best Start


For further information contact the Best Start Community Facilitator on 8571 1839 or via email ChildrenServAdminSupport@cgd.vic.gov.au.