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What is a Management Committee?

A community based children’s service is governed by a voluntary management committee or board. Services that are managed by the community are more able to:

  • make decisions which reflect their community and its culture

  • be well connected to their community

  • be responsive to their community

  • adjust service delivery quickly

  • develop social capital by building connections, relationships and networks for families

  • contribute to the development of capable, healthy communities.


Members of the committee/board are elected by members of the organisation at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The committee/board’s role is to govern the organisation for the following twelve months.

The committee/board is ultimately responsible for meeting the organisation’s legal obligations and ensuring its on-going viability. 

Source: CCSA - Community Connections Services Australia

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