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Loddon Area Partnership signs Shared Competency Charter of Commitment

Loddon Area Partnership signs Shared Competency Charter of Commitment

The Loddon Area Partnership has gained the commitment of more than 20 organisations from across Loddon Campaspe to a Charter of Commitment, aimed at developing a shared capacity to deliver high quality services to children, young people and their families.

The strengthening of a shared practice framework and a common language will make it easier for practitioners to work alongside colleagues to provide client-centred, wraparound support.

The signatories committed to the new Charter deliver a wide range of services, from universal services such as maternal & child health, kindergartens and schools; through to specialised responses across family violence support, housing support and specialised family support. 

The Loddon Area Partnership members have agreed to four pillars of competency that are essential in supporting vulnerable children, young people and families. These are:

  • understanding trauma and brain development
  • respecting culture and cultural difference
  • understanding long-term poverty, and
  • sharing information and integrating our services.

The partners will work together to embed the competencies within the work of their organisations by ensuring they are reflected in organisational policies, and that all staff at all levels incorporate them appropriately.

A self-assessment tool is being developed which will enable agencies to measure and build on their skills at an organisational level across the four pillars of the Charter of Commitment.

For more information on how you can get involved in the work of the Loddon Area Partnership, contact Louise Payne, Principal Advisor, Loddon Children and Youth Area Partnership on 03 5440 3111, or email Louise at