The Central West Youth Network will increase the effectiveness of youth service providers to provide regional support, planning and delivery of service for young people through information sharing, professional development and peer support throughout Western Queensland

 

Terms of Reference

 Goals:

1. To provide networking opportunities to share information to ultimately benefit young people of the Central West.

2. To increase the awareness of youth trends and issues within individual communities, the Central West, and the State

3. To provide insight into the regional youth needs, trends and fears facing young people throughout the Central West

4. Build partnerships and networks to assist network members develop best practice activities, policies and procedures for the benefit of young people within Central Western Queensland

5. Support Network members through reduced isolation, and an opportunity for debriefing

6. To advocate for young people and youth service providers at local, state and federal levels

 

Operating Mechanisms:

When:             Meetings held quarterly - One meeting per school term, and one youth symposium per year (dates to be decided at last meeting of year)

Where:            Rotating between district towns

Time:               11.00am - 1.00pm (possible extension for guest speaker)

Membership:  Open to all agencies and interested people that work with young people in the Central West

Facilitator:      Nominated person to facilitate all meetings for one-year period.  Chairperson will be responsible for: facilitating meetings, preparation of monthly CW E-News, meeting reminders, preparation of meeting agendas, preparing and facilitating Regional Youth Symposium

 Secretariat:   To be nominated at previous meeting for the host community to provide a secretary for the following meeting.  The secretariat will be responsible for: organising venue and catering for meeting, inviting local young people to participate in meeting, compiling, completing and distributing meeting minutes,

Costs associated with meeting to be met by host agency

Review:           The terms of reference, goals and operating mechanisms will be reviewed at the last meeting of each calendar year

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Network Members

Daniel Morris_5
Kirsty Appleton
Majella Rayment
Louise Campbell
QCOSS Community Door
Shirley Marks
Coordinator Multipurpose Centre
Jenny Nelson