Mid Murray Family Connections

Sep 20, 2017

Mid Murray Family Connections (MMFC) Update:


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 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.

The MMFC network have been awarded the ‘National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect’ Awards (NAPCAN) for South Australia in 2017. The MMFC network, is one of two recipients for the award in South Australia, in 2017. Congratulations to our Strategic Leadership Group and all our partners who have been committed to securing positive outcomes for children in the Mid Murray region.

We would like to also extend a congratulations to our fellow winners – Flinders University in Collaboration with Uniting Care Wesley Bowden – Inner Southern Homelessness Service for a ‘MULTIFACETED CHILD FOCUSSED PREVENTION STRATEGY’.


You can help us make this a reality: “Children in the Mid Murray enjoy positive wellbeing and emotional maturity”.


The MMFC Network meet quarterly so if you would like to get more involved, please give Mid Murray Council a call on 8569 0100.

Kiran King – Mid Murray Family Connections Coordinator.









From L – R: MP Adrian Pederick, Deputy Mayor Kelly Kuhn – Mid Murray Council, Joy Marks – Mannum Community College, Robyn Dunstall – Mid Murray Council, Jane Barnett – Mid Murray Family Connections, Kiran King – Mid Murray Family Connections.