The Early Years Partnership Board includes two independent co-chairs and representatives from the partner organisations. The Early Years Partnership Board creates the authorising environment and mobilises the resources that enable the delivery of the partnership. The Board meets quarterly to provide strategic direction, oversee the delivery of the partnership, ensure agreed outcomes and targets are achieved and that any emerging risks or issues are appropriately managed. It also provides advice and direction when issues are raised by the community.
The Board is assisted by an Implementation Group which includes representatives from the partner agencies plus the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) and Telethon Kids Institute (TKI).
The Implementation Group meets fortnightly to:
- Oversee the scope, schedule and overall delivery of activities that enable the development and progress of Community Plans and the Early Years Partnership as a whole,
- Respond to and resolve issues that are raised by the community via community governance,
- Provide advice, recommendations, and updates to the Board, including escalating matters that cannot be resolved by the Implementation Group, and
- Approve funding for actions that require new resources as per agreed Community Plans within its funding delegation.
The Project Team are based in the partner organisations. The team:
- Coordinates the development of Community Plans
- Leads the development and delivery of projects which support the implementation of Community Plans
- Provides secretariat functions for the Board and Implementation Group, including making recommendations
- Provides support to Local Working Groups in developing submissions for community-led projects
- Investigates opportunities to create broader system changes to improve outcomes for children aged 0-4.