The Mid Murray Family Connections (MMFC) Collective Impact Initiative formed in response to the 2012 Australian Early Development Census (AEDC). This census highlighted the Mid Murray region as having the second highest proportion of developmentally vulnerable children in South Australia – 1 in 3.
The Mid Murray Family Connections (MMFC) network is a group of members representing government and non-government agencies, community groups and concerned citizens living and working across the Mid Murray region. Our members work in schools, child-care settings, kindergarten, support agencies, churches, social and health services. And our community members might be the person living next door!
The MMFC network has worked tirelessly and systematically to ensure that ‘Children in the Mid Murray enjoy positive well-being and are emotionally mature’. The Australian Early Development Census undertaken in 2015, highlighted this hard work. The percentage of children classified as developmentally vulnerable dropped from 32.4% in 2012 to 18.8% in 2015. With further network collaboration and effort the 2018 AEDC data shows another improvement with a reduction to 10.7%.
This website is a tool for families to connect with services and supports as they are needed. It is a site to visit when you want to find out what is happening across the Mid Murray region. The content will be updated when new services become available. If you are not able to find a service for you or your family, please contact us directly and we will advocate on your behalf.
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