We are excited to announce the news, fresh from Canberra that our 2018 Reflect RAP had now been endorsed and is ready for release.
Reconciliation is about acknowledging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ histories and moving forward to close the gap of disadvantage that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples face, by creating positive and lasting change through genuine relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Our vision is “Quality outcomes for all children and young people”.
Our first RAP was officially launched in August 2017 by our CEO/Executive Director Sarah Fowler, with input from our Reconciliation Action Plan Advisory Group, which included Cecile Chavez, Deputy Director Out of Home Care, Helen Webster, Work Health & Safety and Team Co-ordinator, Dale Austin, Heritage and Cultural Advisor (full time) and Lorraine Williams, Heritage and Cultural Advisor (part time) and Robyn Henderson, Board of Management Community Representative.
After our first RAP meeting in January 2018, it was agreed that additional members from the ranks of our educators would be invited. These included Kentish Out of Home Care Educators – Jennifer Marquez and Celina Pope. In 2018 to progress our second Reflect RAP it was agreed that we also needed representation from our Family Day Care Educators and Luisa Morfe would invite Faith Siaosi to join our RAP Advisory Group. It is critical that all our Family Day Care and Out of Home Care educators are encouraged to be involved and participate in the implementation of our Kentish RAP. In 2018 to progress the Reflect RAP, we are maintaining the core RAP Advisory Group of Sarah Fowler, Cecile Chavez (RAP Working Group Chair), Helen Webster, Robyn Henderson, Dale Austin, Jennifer Marquez and we have invited Luisa Morfe to represent the Family Day Care educators.