Social capital, participatory management and community development: Sustaining a community organisation in Blacktown. Purpose of the Study.
a) What is the level of social capital (for staff and families) within the organisation?
b) What management practices and procedures are followed?
c) How does the organisation address issues of community development?
Within Children First
Outside Children First
Main themes emerging
Strengths of Children First
they are professionally run from Executive Director down to the young junior staff. They always appear to me as organised with the different programs they run for the children (com rep 4).
Children First perceived roles
- quality services
- affordable services
- special needs
- support families
- community projects
Processes which CF utilises to assess community needs
- surveys (some comments that this is not regular/standard procedure)
- staff/committee liaison