With support from the Department of Health, WACOSS has developed a Planning for Partnership Framework, providing clear guidance on how to build the most robust, effective cross-sector partnerships and collaborations.

The Planning for Partnerships Framework is designed to help organisations understand, identify and select the most appropriate forms of collaboration, providing a series of tools that support organisations through each step of partnership development, management and measurement.

This framework sets out the key Partnership Stages and Building Blocks of successful partnerships, from initial stakeholder relationships to monitoring and evaluating outcomes, and what they look like in practice.

Effective partnering requires all involved to apply the highest standards to all partnering endeavours. By pooling best practices outlined in the literature and the experience of government departments, community service organisations and lived experience advocates, this framework aims to outline those standards and provide an accessible entry point to planning for cross-sector partnerships.

The general principles outlined in the Planning for Partnerships Framework will provide guidance in customising a context-specific approach to engagement, collaboration and partnership that best suits your organisation’s project goals and intended outcomes.

The Planning for Partnerships Framework is designed to be valuable to individuals and organisations with varying degrees of familiarity with working in partnership. While designed with the health sector in mind, the principles outlined in this framework provide accessible ways to understand the key stages and ingredients of partnerships and can be applied in a wide range of contexts.

To complement the Framework, watch the Presentation on YouTube, which explains the steps and process when Partnering.

You can download the PowerPoint presentation separately.

Download a digital copy of the Framework. 

Hard copies of the Framework are available from: Level 2, 3 Loftus Street, West Leederville, 6007.

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