Better Chances Forum

The Better Chances Forum (BCF) is a collaboration supporting better chances for children, young people, their families and communities to lead safe, healthy and happy lives. We focus on early intervention and prevention to keep families together. We bring together people from organisations and groups across the Northern Rivers region of NSW to:   

  • explore what’s working and not working in our service systems – to understand challenges, gaps and opportunities  
  • share information and build relationships  
  • work with our stakeholders to strengthen our practice  
  • act to work more supportively alongside children, young people, their families and communities.  

BCF currently has more than 250 members from over 75 community, government and private-sector organisations.  

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Driving change – through the BCF systemic change group

The BCF Systemic Change Group consists of BCF members who are interested in driving the strategic direction of BCF and considering how BCF can create systemic change in our region, systems and sector to support better chances for children, young people, their families and communities. 

We encourage nominations for this group from BCF members on behalf of an organisation, interest group, or individuals with a contribution to make. 

The group began in 2020 and has met regularly to participate in focused conversations and discussions. Some of the conversations held, which will underpin the Shared Practice Framework BCF is developing, including being conscious of our cultural biases, participation of children, young people, parents and carers in BCF and starting to define the focus of our systemic change work. We will continue to facilitate the BCF Systemic Change Group in 2021 and share learning with the wider BCF membership. 

Read the terms of reference here

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