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about us


Mission and vision


Mission Statement

Facilitating the development of families and local communities to provide children with holistic opportunities to experience wellbeing and achieve their potential.

Vision

A community where all children experience the best in parenting from supported empowered parents who are connected with a community that values:

  • Early-life enhancing and intervention activities for children especially those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged
  • Parents building & maintaining positive relationships
  • Community services, agencies & institutions working together
  • The understanding of issues that relate to Indigenous and multicultural groups and an acknowledgement of the value, contribution and uniqueness of all people

About Communities for Children


Salisbury C4C Strategic Plan


Salisbury C4C flyer


Salisbury C4C steering committee

Karl Brettig

Karl Brettig
Manager Salisbury Communities for Children

Jacquie Dell

Jacquie Dell
Director Family & Community Services The Salvation Army Ingle Farm

Jane Swansson

Jane Swansson
Project Assistant, Salisbury Communities for Children

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Susan Lane
Deputy Director, Lutheran Community Care

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Laurien Nicholson
Dept Education & Child Development

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Kylie John
Program Director Save The Children SA

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Zaida Mitchell
Community Representative

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Michael Edgecomb
Schools Ministry Group Community Services

Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor
Aboriginal Parenting Support Worker

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Ruth Richards
Assistant Principal Ingle Farm Primary School

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Leonie McConarchy
DSS Rep

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Kathleen Wilson
Site Manager/Co-ordinator FamilyZone Ingle Farm Hub

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Kendall Crabtree
Community Development Coordinator, IFCCECDP

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Chris Jukes
Relationships Australia North

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Natasha Jaeschke
Community Representative

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Renae Baker
Community Representative


Currently we are regularly engaging with some 750 families through hub activities at FamilZone Ingle Farm, the Salvation Army Ingle Farm First Steps initiative and FamilyZone Para Hills. Aditionally we are supporting several hundred other families through input into the development of community groups and leadership. The varied activities facilitated at the hubs are being developed in response to engagement with the local community through the planning processes in place and regular input from parents. Plans are now also in place to further engage with the 6-12 age group particularly through supporting marginalised children in primary schools and parenting initiatives.

The attendance of some 189 families at the FamilyZone end of year celebration and a similar number at a recent Salvation Army Family fun day is also indicative of a high level of community engagement.

Activities have engaged with many diverse community groups and agencies to co-facilitate group sessions etc. Agencies who offer services on the site include Child & Family Health Services, Lutheran Refugee and Mobile Creche Services, Modbury Hospital, Lyell McEwin Hospital, TAFESA, Family Day Care, The North East Division of General Practice, Parenting Network, Housing SA and Salisbury Primary Health Care Services also participating. Some of these groups are investing resources at FamilyZone in the light of the outcomes for the families referred.

We are continuing to have discussions with key stakeholder representatives such as DECD and C&FHS with the view of establishing longer term sustainable partnerships.

Australian Refugee Association Relationship Australia Save the Children Australia Lutheran Community Care Salvation Army Schools Ministry Group