What is this survey about?
This survey collects information for SNAICC – National Voice for our Children. SNAICC is undertaking a new project in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Family Studies and the Commonwealth Department of Social Services (the Department) to support genuine partnership development between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and non-Indigenous service providers through the Department’s Families and Children (FaC) Activity.
Who should complete this survey?
SNAICC is inviting organisations funded to deliver programs under the Families and Children (FaC) Activity to share their views about the characteristics of good working partnerships between Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) and non-Indigenous organisations. This will help SNAICC gain insights and develop resources to support genuine partnership development across the child, family and community services sector.
The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete.
SNAICC may wish to contact you by phone to discuss your survey responses with you, however you have the option to decline this contact.
Please note, your current or future program funding will NOT be affected by your participation in this survey.
Information gathered through this survey is being collected by SNAICC and will only be used by the project team for the purposes of this project. Reports or publications that arise from this survey may include comments that have been submitted, but all will be de-identified.
What is the definition of a partnership?
Partnerships (both formal and informal) can be approached in different ways and may change over time. For this reason, in the context of this project the notions of relationships or partnering can be broadly applied to include a range of co-operative engagements in which trust is built over time. These can include:
Including for specific projects, programs, training (including cultural competence training) or other one-off initiatives.
Including formal partnerships arrangements which are characterised by ongoing strategic or merged relationships between two or more agencies that provide similar services or programs.
Two or more parties working together, including pooling money, towards the same strategic goal while maintaining their separate businesses/entities, including through consortia arrangements.
Specifically those which aim to employ Indigenous Australians and use Indigenous suppliers for grant funded activities, goods and services that are intended to primarily benefit Indigenous Australians.
Other collaborative arrangements
Which may include referral arrangements, shared representation on committees, information sharing and participation at key events, workshops, meetings, etc.
i.e. a non-Indigenous service delivery organisation may help to build the capacity of an ACCO to assume a full service delivery role and to transition clients, workload or funding to the ACCO.