CHIEF EXECU TIVE
On behalf of the Time for Kids Board and staff, we are proud to present our 2015/16 annual report. Every year, we relish this opportunity to bring our supporters and other stakeholders the highlights and achievements of the past 12 months. Itâ€™s our way of sharing with you, all the members of the Time for Kids family, the work we have done on your behalf in order to create nurturing childhoods and positive futures for our kids.
In 2015/16 we delivered a total of 149 volunteer care placements, in which 143 children were supported in long-term relationships with individuals and families who spent regular time with them, providing the experiences and practical support that help our children to thrive. We delivered a range of additional services to a further 249 children and their families, making a grand total of 392 children who received help from Time for Kids to ensure a happy childhood, filled with enriching experiences, positive learning and precious memories. This year, we celebrated 287 relationships with funders, donors and sponsors who provided us with the financial and in-kind support required for us to continue doing the work that we do. We have also seen a rapid
growth in our partnerships with other not for profit organisations that work with children and young people, due to a conscious strategy to expand our impact through collaboration. Responsible financial management and sensible surpluses over the past two financial years have seen us re-establish a position of financial security, which will be critical to building a sustainable future for Time for Kids and the program that achieves so much for our children. Your support has been essential to these achievements. As always, we give you our deepest thanks and gratitude.
Ben Scales President
Jennifer Duncan Chief Executive
A bright future FOr every child
MISSION Creating opportunities for children to achieve their full potential by providing volunteer care, enriching experiences and positive role models. 2
ABOUTUS Time for Kids is a not for profit, early intervention service established in 1960 to prevent disadvantaged children from entering the juvenile justice system. Today, we continue to work with children and young people who experience multiple and complex forms of disadvantage and are high in the risk factors associated with youth offending and other poor life outcomes.
Our core program of respite-relationships, which we have been delivering for over 55 years, matches children in need with individuals and families who play a significant role in their life over many years, complementing and adding to our children’s existing family structures. In the relationships they form with our children, our carers become aunts and uncles, big brothers and sisters, providing positive role models and the practical and emotional support that enable our children to thrive. Through this unique program of volunteer care and support, Time for Kids opens a doorway on experiences and opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t be available to our children. This builds our children’s resilience and capacity to respond positively to the challenges in their lives. It empowers and equips our children and young people to set alternative aspirations for their lives, and achieve them.
Evaluation has shown the program to have a truly transformative effect on the lives of children and young people in need. In 2009, Time for Kids received a National Crime and Violence Prevention Award in recognition of the impact of our program on eliminating youth offending. Time for Kids also delivers a growing suite of supplementary support programs to children in respite-relationships, their siblings and those children on our waiting list. We work to give all children connected with Time for Kids what every child deserves – a childhood filled with the love, laughter and positive learning that nurtures a happy and fulfilled adulthood. Time for Kids is governed by a volunteer management board. A small, professional staff group works in collaboration with hundreds of dedicated volunteers and carers to change the lives of our children for the better.
BRIGHT FUTURES ONE CHILD AT A TIME Every year, we make time to sit down with our carers and mentors face to face and check in on progress over the past 12 months. This provides us all with an opportunity to reflect on the year that’s been, and to talk about the support that our volunteers will seek from us over the coming year. It’s also an opportunity for them to tell us about the special experiences that keep them involved with the program and their Time for Kids child.* Here is our favourite selection of what they told us this year.
When Justin asked us how long we want be in his life, I responded ‘forever – I want to go to your wedding and meet your kids.’ I feel like I’m truly making a difference in Maddy’s life. I’ve encouraged her to try new activities that she never thought she could do – and I’ve seen her self-belief and confidence rise as a result. Being a part of Toby’s life has been a blessing. We have so much fun together and I can’t imagine not having him around. Watching him learn, grow and become more confident in himself has been a pleasure – I hope he’ll want to continue our relationship for many years to come. Janey has become a part of the family and has developed a very close bond with our daughter Beth. They love playing games together and seem to understand each other in a very special way. We’ve come to realise how much Grayson benefits from our time together and doing simple, everyday activities like walking the dog and spending time around the house. Often if we’re watching a movie together Grayson will want to sit close with us, lie across our laps or lean on our shoulders. This closeness and special time is very important to him and we’re glad we are able to provide it. Tanya is a part of the family. When she spends time with us, no one’s treated any differently and she’s happy to help out – whether it be cooking, washing the dishes or taking out the rubbish. We’ve so enjoyed watching her grow. I’ve loved seeing Lucas develop into a bright and intelligent young man. Just recently, I’ve seen him showing great generosity towards others. At Lucas’s last birthday party he chose to hold it at a local park for friends and family to bring their young
children and he spent most of the day entertaining the children and pushing them on the swings. He’s also become friends with an elderly woman who we met on one of our recent visits to a local market, and sometimes goes there on his own now to help her with her stall. Lorelei is our little livewire – we absolutely adore her and feel it’s a privilege to have her in our lives. We love being a part of Dean’s and Richard’s life learning and celebrating their achievements. When Dean invited us to go to his end of year school concert and performed on stage, his smile to see us in the audience was priceless. We’ve begun to recognise the different ways we’re modeling behaviour to Polly, particularly in terms of resolving disagreements. One time Scott and I were having a disagreement about setting the table for dinner and Polly chimed in, ‘Come on Scott, you know it’s better to get it done sooner rather than later!’ We’ve enjoyed watching her grow and look forward to supporting her through her teenage years. I fondly recall conversations in which Dave told me he’ll take care of us and mow our lawn when we get old. We’d love it to reach the point that when Dave’s older he feels comfortable enough to pick up the phone and call us for advice or just for someone to listen. I remember a time when I overheard Lucy talking to another child and she said, ‘I’m so lucky – I get to have two houses and two families and two special people who take care of me.’ She is our little ray of sunshine.
*All names in this annual report have been changed where required to protect our children’s privacy.
lEy & IAN ShelANNE When Shelley arrived at Time for Kids she was four and living with her grandmother and infant brother. They were removed from their parents as a result of ongoing domestic violence and drug abuse. Shelley struggled to develop social relationships due to her autism and much of her grandmother’s time had to be devoted to caring for Shelley’s infant brother. Shelley was seven when we introduced her to Anne and Ian and their four children; Shelley immediately became a part of their loving family. Since then, Shelley’s language and social skills have improved enormously through time spent in play with the other children. Sadly, Shelley’s grandmother recently had to give up care of the children due to her ill health and they were moved into a residential care facility with seven other children. One of Shelley’s first questions was to ask if she would still be able to see Anne and Ian. Anne and Ian know how important their nurture and support has been for Shelley’s well-being. They immediately increased the frequency of visits with Shelley to provide her with stability through the many changes that have taken place, and those that are likely in the future. They have reassured Shelley that they will be a part of her life for many years to come.
ZOE & ELISE Zoe is 12 and lives with her mother and older siblings. Their mother experiences mental illness and chronic pain, limiting the opportunities she can provide her girls, and their dad is out of the picture due to past domestic violence. Zoe’s mum describes her daughter as very chatty and social. She has a mild developmental delay, and her sisters both have autism spectrum disorder. This often causes conflict in the household, as Zoe struggles to understand her sisters’ need for space. Zoe also experiences bullying at school due to her intellectual disability. We matched Zoe with Elise. A mother of two teenagers of her own, Elise was looking for a child who would benefit from time spent doing one-on-one activities together. She and Zoe quickly formed a close bond and hang out after school once a week, cooking, walking the dog and playing board games. Zoe and Elise look forward to many new experiences together, and we look forward to seeing Zoe’s confidence and social skills continue to grow under Elise’s loving care.
SPECIAL THANKS E L P O E P L A I C E P S FROM One of our greatest pleasures is when a carer or family spontaneously contacts us with a story of thanks, or a particularly heart-warming anecdote about how our program has impacted on the child in their care. This year, we received one such story from one of our newest carers, Jody. Jody had recently been matched with Beth, a young girl who was living in kinship care with her grandmother. Beth had an older sister who passed away when she was an infant and no longer had contact with her mother. In spite, or perhaps because of, the adversity in Beth’s early years she and Jody quickly formed a close bond. Beth had experienced nightmares on an early visit with Jody, so we’d lent Jody some of the ‘feelings’ books that we had in our Little Pop-Up Library for our families and volunteers to borrow. Here’s the story that followed …. Hi team at Time for Kids. I just wanted to let you know that Beth and I had a wonderful time together this weekend. It was just her and me and we did simple things like crafts, scrapbooking, walking with the dog, going to the playground – and of course, having ice cream. She loved it and just lapped up all of the attention. But the best part was at bedtime. I let her choose a book to read to me from the selection you lent me and she chose ‘I Feel Loved’. And I also read her ‘The Invisible String’ story and we talked about how she has invisible strings to her sister and her mum. That night she had no nightmares, just a beautiful dream about her sister who was an angel and came to the school and played in the playground with her!
It is these moments that we cherish. 7
EXTRAORDINARY In The ORDINARY The power of our program lies in providing our children with access to the everyday, ‘ordinary’ childhood experiences that they so often miss out on. Many of our children experience their ‘firsts’ with their Time for Kids families – and might never have experienced them otherwise.
Hereâ€™s a list of the top 20 ordinary, extraordinary things our carers did with our kids this year...
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CHRIS & VICKY
Chris lives with his mother, older brother and older sister. His mother struggles with poor health, limiting her ability to get out of the house and causing Chris to take on a lot of extra responsibilities in the home. Home doesn’t always feel like a safe place for Chris, as his brother struggles with mental health issues that result in verbal and physical bullying. Chris and his mother share a close relationship and she wants Chris to be able to experience different environments where he will have the space and care to thrive. Chris was 11 when we matched him with Vicky. They developed an immediate connection over their shared love for football, albeit as supporters of different teams. Chris now attends all Port Adelaide home games with Vicky and they’ve made an agreement to support each other’s teams (unless they are playing each other)! Chris thinks of Vicky’s house as his second home. He and Vicky’s dog Alby have become close friends, and Alby now sleeps at the foot of Chris’s bed every visit. Chris and Vicky share fun experiences like trips to the beach and the movies; but Chris’s favourite thing to do is to stay at home making pizzas and popcorn. Chris knows he can contact Vicky any time if he needs someone to talk to and has started keeping a journal of their visits together for his special memories.
AT A GLANCE
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children received one or more forms of support from Time for Kids.
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Through our Christmas gifting program, 188 children in need received Christmas gifts and a further 153 received Easter gifts to a total value of $17,205 over the year.
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MAJOR PRESENTING ISSUES
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MAJOR PRESENTING ISSUES FOR CHILDREN REFERRED IN 2015/16: Total %
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EMERGENCY ID A D N A RELIEF 414 instances of emergency relief and financial aid were
distributed by Time for Kids and our new Emergency Relief program partners, with $27,921 granted in direct support to children and young people in need.
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Utility bills assistance
Food parcels and food vouchers
Education and skills training
Community capacity building
Health care assistance
COMMUNITY EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES This year, our children attended a range of community events thanks to the support of Time for Kids and our sponsors. Ladies of Variety Hoyts Movie Tickets Royal Adelaide Show 2015 Christmas Party for Special Children 2015 Edmund Rice Camps Razzamatazz Variety Show Kidsflix Events World Festival of Magic Show 2015 Aldinga Aero Club Ladies of Variety Easter Zoo Picnic 2016 National Volunteer Week 2016 Bottega Rotolo - Cooking Class Good Guys Superhero Academy Clipsal 500 2016 Total Team Building Back in Motion Bike Giveaway Toc H Camps Urban Movement - DJ Class 2Excel Charity Bike Build Lions Club Circus Quirkus 2015 Wallis Cinema Movie Tickets Edmund Rice Activity Days
Over 552 instances, the total estimated value of these events to our children and these families, was $24,860! 18
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S G N I H T ER BEEN UP TO OTHWE’VE For 56 years, matching children with volunt ee through long-term ‘respite-relationships’ ha r carers to our work. But there’s a lot more we do bes been central sides.
HERE’S A QUICK SUMMARY OF SOME OF OUR OTHER KEY ACHIEVEMENTS FROM THE YEAR. • We started a new two-year mentoring program, specifically for young people aged 12 and up and mentors who aren’t necessarily ready to make the long-term commitment associated with our original program. We hope this will enable us to expand opportunities for our young people and volunteers alike, helping us to help more kids over time.
our supporters to gift a merry Christmas to a child by establishing a new online shop where they can donate dollars or a gift to help a child in need. Supporters can also make general donations and specific investments to support our children – check it out and make your contribution to help a child in need: www.timeforkids.com.au/shop/
• With funding from the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion, we created a modified version of our original program specifically for children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse communities newly arrived in Adelaide. This has meant we’ve had to tailor existing practices to the unique needs of these communities – an exciting and important challenge for us!
• Thanks to the Universal Charitable Fund and individual donors we established the Time for Kids Little Pop-Up Library. Our aim is to place more books into the homes of our children through this free library lending program, which is accessed by children visiting the office as well as through outreach, where our staff take books out to families during home visits. If you’ve got any good quality books at home for children and teens that you no longer need, please give us a call.
• Thanks to support from Community Benefit SA, we completed our ‘Creating Carers for Life’ project, in which we trialled increasing the intensity of early support for new child placements in order to increase their longterm sustainability. We also created a suite of resources for carers, to help them proactively navigate various stages in their Time for Kids children’s development. These are available now on our website at: www.timeforkids.com.au/ activities-and-resources/resources-for-carers/
• We acted on our commitment to key social issues through: service on the Board and Executive of Justice Reinvestment SA, advocating for the adoption of a ‘public health’ approach to crime prevention; co-hosting South Australia’s Child Protection Week event with our partners Act for Kids and the National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect; and making formal submission into the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission.
• Shortly after starting our new Emergency Relief program with funding from the Department of Social Services, we set about expanding its reach by creating program partnerships with our housemates Act for Kids and Heartkids SA, as well as external partners Eddie Rice Camps, Kickstart for Kids, Youth Opportunities and youth inc. Our program partners are able to access financial aid from our program, to support their disadvantaged children and young people. This has helped us to make the program available to more children and young people and their families. • With funding from Fund My Community and the Sisters of Charity, we embarked upon a promotional campaign to increase prospective carer enquiries and raise the profile of Time for Kids. By June 30 we had received enquiries from 249 prospective carers, an increase of 44% on the previous year. But we still need even more carers because we still have too many children on our waiting list. • Every year, Time for Kids distributes hundreds of gifts to children in need through our Christmas gifting program. In 2015 we made it easier for
• In partnership with the indomitable ‘Q Can Crew’ and their selfless leader, Paul Southern, we continued to increase the volunteer team participating in our monthly events at Adelaide Airport recycling ‘Cans for Kids’. We expect exciting new developments to be announced for this program in the coming year! • Working with the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion, we implemented a set of new Results-Based Accountability measures to better calculate the impact of our work. These, combined with a set of new key performance indicators that we’ve developed to measure achievement against our strategic goals, will help us to ensure we are achieving outcomes that will best serve our children. We look forward to including these KPIs in our annual reports from next year. • Quality is important to us, so this year we also started to work towards formal accreditation against the Australian Service Excellence Standards, a quality standards program designed specifically for community services.
VALUING OUR VOLUNTEERS Time for Kids’ small professional staff works in close partnership with hundreds of volunteers every year. It is our volunteers who drive real change in the lives of our children and young people. In 2015/16, a total of 217 community members were approved to provide regular care to a child in need and 193 volunteer carers and mentors were matched in a respite-relationship with one or more children. Unlike conventional foster care programs, every Time for Kids carer and mentor who spends regular time with a child does so without any expectation of payment. They do this because they see their Time for Kids child as a much-loved member of their family. Volunteer carers and mentors are carefully assessed by the Time for Kids team, followed by a tailored matching process to ensure we’re crafting relationships able to continue a lifetime. Our volunteers are provided with training and ongoing support by the Time for Kids staff to assist them in providing the best possible care for our children. On average, each volunteer carer spends at least 30 hours – and each volunteer mentor spends at least 12 hours – a month caring for their Time for Kids child. This year, our extraordinary carers and mentors spent a total 100,272 hours in caring for a child in need. If we valued every hour of volunteer time at the nationally accepted hourly ‘value’ for volunteering of $27.50, that would equate to $2,757,480 in volunteer hours – more than three times our financial turnover for the year – donated straight back into the South Australian economy to support our most vulnerable children and their families. And we don’t stop there. In addition to our magnificent volunteer carers and mentors, Time for Kids was also supported this year by over 20 ongoing volunteers on our board, within the office, and through our corporate volunteering teams.
THANK YOU! 100,272 hours volunteered...
$2,757,480 in volunteer hours!
RYAN TOM Ryan lives with his grandmother and two siblings; his mother passed away a few years ago and his dad isn’t in contact with the family. Ryan’s grandmother does her very best to make sure that the children have everything they need but has struggled with grief and her own health after the loss of her daughter. When Ryan was 12, we matched him with Tom. Tom became a mentor with Time for Kids due to childhood memories of his own mentor who had taught him how to fly an aeroplane. Tom has a successful career as a pilot and wanted to help another young person achieve their goals, just as his mentor had done for him. Ryan and Tom are getting to know one another; they enjoy getting out and being active, bowling and taking rides in Tom’s sports car. Ryan has started his own model aeroplane collection with Tom’s help and it is growing quickly, just like the bond between them. Ryan is still building up the courage to go flying. Ryan had been waiting a long time to find his Time for Kids mentor and watched patiently as his brother and sister enjoyed time with their mentors. Ryan’s grandmother is thankful that all the children now have a Time for Kids mentor of their own, who can share experiences with them and guide them through the challenges of life.
FOR YOUR THANKS GENEROSIT Y Every year, we are humbled by the generosity and commitment of our volunteers and those other individuals and organisations who support our work. In 2015/16, thanks to our generous supporters, donors and volunteers, Time for Kids raised $65,103 through fundraising and donations. Thanks to the committed volunteers of the Q Can Crew, as led by Paul Southern at Qantas, another $18,338 was raised through our recycling program that’s been operating since 2013, which is an increase of more than 75% on the previous year.
IN 2015/16 WE THANK OUR
$34,135 was raised through the 2015 Lionhearts Lunch, with all monies raised through the event going directly to fund the support of children in need. A crucial part of this event is the dedicated support of many of South Australia’s best, most community-minded members of the wine industry. Special thanks go to Tim Gregg at the Lion Hotel who has supported the event since its inception in 2010, and our volunteer Brian Walsh who provides invaluable help in liaising with event donors.
Department of Social Services
Time for Kids recognises its donors and in-kind supporters for at least two years from the date of their most recent gift. Donors and in-kind supporters are thanked in the categories of:
Department for Communities and Social Inclusion
Adelaide Lions Foundation
Department for Education and Child Development Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure The Wood Foundation Variety SA: The Children’s Charity Woodscannon
Adelaide Zoo Christmas Party for Special Children Aldinga Aero Club AMP Andrew and Georgina Hardy Ann Saunders Aussie Home Loans Australian Society of Orthodontists (Give a Smile) Brenton Ragless
CMV Foundation/CMV Staff Charitable Foundation
Australian Medical Placements
Days Road Gospel Mission
Lang Foundation Morialta Trust Incorporated
Department of State Development (Energy sector)
SILVER SUPPORTERS Caterpillar David and Pam McKee
Platinum - $50,000 and above
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Gold - $15,000 to $49,999
Ernst & Young
Silver - $5,000 to $14,999
Ladies of Variety
Bronze - $1,000 to $4,999
Matana Foundation for Young People
Jarvis Walker Logic +
Minter Ellison/Minter Ellison Foundation
Grosset Gaia Fund Henry Michell Homestart Jarvis Cars Jobs Statewide John Brimacombe John Dibben (JM & MR Dibben) John Heard Kidsflix (Arthritis Australia) LEAF Foundation Melinda O’Leary Nathan Pretty and Pretty Motorsports National Crime Check
Sidney Myer Fund
Sisters of Charity Foundation
South Australian Tourism Commission
Penny Riggs Philip Scales Refined Real Estate Robert Marin Robyn Layton
Rural Bank (Grenfell Street) Smartline Personal Mortgage Brokers (Norwood)
Springfield Help for Small Charities
communikate et al
Knit 4 Charities
Tash Archer, Lavish Dance
Susy Daw and MQM Business Consultants
The 7 Effect
Leaders Institute of South Australia
Lemontree Cottage (Auburn)
Lions Club of Brighton
The Digby James Memorial Trust Fund
Maintenance Technique Pty Ltd
The Little Squirms Book Club
Thomson Geer Lawyers
Tim Anderson Tracy Marsh Publications
The Carob Kitchen The Commercial Representatives’ and Agents’ Association of Australia Limited The Grange Ladies Probus Golf Club The Royal Agricultural Society
The Adelaide Crows Children’s Foundation
Dr Peng Toh
The Spence Club
E D Kosmala
Tiff Manuell (Happy House)
Total Team Building
Universal Charitable Foundation
Evelyn and Lawrence Lewis
Evelyn Joy Taplin
Vinh Giang Yalumba
AND OUR OTHER SUPPORTERS Accolade Wines Adelaide Hills Council Alise Hewson
Gabrielle Comey Gary Brown Gary Wylde Georgene Hancock Glynde Mitre 10
Good Guys Superhero Academy
Grace Clothing Charity
Andrew and Georgina Hardy
Barbara Titherage Ben Scales Bendigo Bank (Norwood) Bernard Booth BNI Focus – Adelaide Bottega Rotolo Brian Johnson Bundalong Bunnings Prospect Bunty Parsons Carley McBeath Carol Sim Carole Tye Carolin Kay Chantelle Hemmens Cher To Cheryl Moore Christine Heard Circus Quirkus
Nahla Baroudi Nick Cardone and Cardone’s Seafood and Grill Nicole Hein Niki Vincent
Brian Walsh Alison Rogers, Living Stories Andrew and Georgina Hardy, Petaluma’s Cellar Door Big Boards and the Farrer Family
Royal Croquet Club
Pamela and Ian Wall
Angove Family Winemakers
Penna Lane Wines
Peter and Elizabeth Beckwith
Jim Barry Wines
Phillip and Judi Noblet
Precise Trade Services
Raising Literacy Australia
Rising Sun Hotel (Lobethal)
Peter Lehmann Wines
Rotary Club of Adelaide
Joanne Foster Joanne Tramare
Saracens Head Hotel of the Bloody Mary Group
John Duval Wines
Judy and Graham Childs
Karena G Sneath
Sully and Rodney Detmold
Surf Life Saving SA
Andrew Stenhouse and Alison Ireland
April Crisanti, Moveit Fitness and Wellbeing
Mr Nice Guys
Graeme Goodings, Good Innings Media
Tim Gregg, The Lion Hotel
Anthony and Michelle Kittel
Jim Whalley and Melinda O’Leary, Nova Systems
WE ARE ALSO GRATEFUL TO THANK SUPPORTERS OF THE 2015 LIONHEARTS LUNCH
Henschke Hither & Yon Hutt Street Centre Ian and Ann Leask Ian Finlay Ian Kitson Ian Slack Jacqui Seppelt Jan O’Brien Janie Green
Shaw + Smith Tapanappa Wines Teusner Wines Torbreck Turner Real Estate WD Wines Wirra Wirra Woodscrampton Yalumba
R U O
THE BOARD Ben Scales President Ben is a CPA, General Manager and Company Secretary of Jarvis Walker, Australia’s number one fishing tackle wholesaler. He has extensive financial and operational management experience. Ben is the third generation of the Scales family to play an integral role in the leadership of Time for Kids, continuing the philanthropic tradition established by his grandparents and continued by his parents.
Diarmid Lee Vice President Diarmid worked as a commercial lawyer in Adelaide before working internationally as a management consultant. Diarmid returned to Adelaide in 2010 and now runs Leed Consulting, where he works in organisational development, facilitation and professional coaching.
Olive McGabhann Treasurer Olive is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. A highly experienced executive in diverse business environments, Olive has extensive experience in financial and legal disciplines and strong leadership and business re-engineering skills. Olive currently works in Financial Accounting and Compliance with the Department for Education and Child Development.
Travis Rickard (joined May 2016) Travis is State Manager of StewartBrown Chartered Accountants Adelaide. He is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in external audit and consulting services. Travis has been involved in a diverse range of industries including construction, motor vehicle dealerships, financial services and transport; however, his specialty is in not for profit organisations and in particular aged care providers.
Emma Slape Emma is General Manager at Turner Real Estate, a large independent agency specialising in residential property management and sales. She’s worked extensively in the areas of management, media and communication, training and development, strategy and government liaison. With many years’ experience in government and membership organisations, Emma holds a degree in journalism and an MBA with a major in Marketing from Charles Sturt University.
Stacey Thomas (joined May 2016) Stacey is the CEO of the Fay Fuller Foundation, a philanthropic foundation based in Adelaide. She has extensive experience in philanthropy and inter‑generational wealth management having worked with a large number of families across Australia to fulfil their philanthropy and succession planning goals. Stacey holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Business, majoring in philanthropy and social investment. Stacey currently sits on a number of not for profit and community boards.
Niki Vincent Niki Vincent is South Australia’s Commissioner for Equal Opportunity. She was the founding CEO of the Leaders Institute of South Australia and served in that role for over 12 years. Niki is an experienced organisational and community leader and currently serves on multiple boards and committees in addition to Time for Kids, including the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (SA/NT) and the South Australian Institute for Educational Leadership. Niki received an Australian Leadership Award from the AusDavos Connection Future Summit in 2007 and was a finalist in the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award in 2005.
Aaron Woods (retired January 2016) Aaron is an innovative graphic designer, wine marketer and consultant with a wealth of professional experience. Currently, he runs the successful Adelaide graphic design company Woodscannon and recently co-established the Woods Crampton Winery, named one of the 10 Best New Wineries of 2014. Prior to this, Aaron has worked at Young & Rubicam’s Geneva office designing labels for French, Spanish, and Australian wines, and has also fulfilled the role of President for the South Coast Board Riders surf club. Our thanks also to the additional members of sub-committees of our board, Sanjugta Vas Dev, Katie Inglis (retired October 2015) and Travis Adams.
S TAFF AND VOLUNTEERS Time for Kids’ carers and families are supported by a professional staff with decades of experience in child and youth development, family support, community development and not for profit management. Jennifer Duncan Chief Executive Officer Sharee Borlace Child and Carer Support Darrin Borlace Intake and Assessment (from October 2015) Rachael Brown Carer Recruitment and Support (from February 2016) Karolina Carr Service projects (July to August, maternity leave from August 2015) Gabrielle Comey Projects Caroline Gaston Finance and Administration Lucy Seppelt Intake and Assessment (maternity leave from January 2016) Cassandra Slack Carer Recruitment and Support
AMBA SSADORS Thanks also to our ambassadors, Amanda Blair, Andrew Bradley, Robert Hill-Smith and Annabel Hill-Smith, Professor Mark Halsey, John Heard, Melinda O’Leary, Rosalie Rotolo-Hassan, Peter Scales and Josh Simons.
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This year, our staff were supported by the following volunteers and students: Michelle Arbon Susi Csordas Anna Edwards Emilie Hardy Cass James Sunila Kunnuparambil Neil MacKillop Adrian Neumann Joy Rann Helen Sheehy Elizabeth Weeks Fran Wilsdon … and our external assessor, Philip Scales ... … and our littlest volunteers, Maddy, Amelia and Jasmine Olech. Time for Kids was also supported by event volunteers Rosalie Rotolo-Hassan, Marnie Wark, April Crisanti, Jacqui and Rocco Cirillo and family, Carol Kay with Jonathan and Lauren, and Mary Scales and family; as well as corporate volunteering teams from Minter Ellison, the National Australia Bank and AMP.
HELP US T O DO MORE Community support has always been an important part of Time for Kids’ success for over five decades.
Become a volunteer carer or mentor Positive role models come in all shapes and sizes. Whether it be for a weekend a month, or an afternoon a fortnight, regularly sharing your time with a child from a struggling family can make a world of difference to that child’s life. Our volunteers are provided with training and ongoing support from the Time for Kids staff and become part of a supported network of volunteers across South Australia.
volunteer at the Time FOR KIDS OFFICE In addition to volunteer carer and mentor roles, Time for Kids welcomes volunteers who want to contribute to Time for Kids through a different role. Whether you’re interested in ongoing volunteering, or assisting us through a one-off project related to our work, there are a range of ways to contribute – whatever your area of interest or expertise.
FUNDR AISING AND DONATIONS Time for Kids is always raising funds to continue its work and meet the needs of those disadvantaged children who are referred to us. Many of our supporters are people who lack the time to become a carer but wish to contribute to a child’s placement within the program. To make a one-off or regular donation via credit card, visit our website at www. timeforkids.com.au and click on the ‘Donate’ button. To arrange a contribution by direct bank transfer, please call our office on (08) 8440 8500. Donations can be posted to us at Time for Kids, 275 Main North Road, Enfield. Or visit the Time for Kids gift shop at www.timeforkids.com.au/shop/ If you would like to be involved with one of our fundraising functions, or even arrange one of your own, we would love to hear from you. Time for Kids can help you with fundraising ideas, promotion and other support that you might need to get your Time for Kids fundraising off and running.
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GET YOUR WORKPL ACE INVOLVED Business supporters can get involved in many ways, including: corporate volunteering days; support for annual activities such as our Christmas Gifting program; making us a charity of choice for your workplace giving program; hosting staff fundraisers; and supporting us through organisational and industry charitable funds.
SPRE AD THE WORD Time for Kids is always seeking support to promote its work. You can follow us on Twitter and promote our tweets to your networks. You can like us on facebook and share our news with your friends. You can sign up to our general newsletter at www.timeforkids.com.au/news-andpublications/ and send items of interest to people you know who might share your interest and like to get involved.
Leaving a bequest to Time for Kids ensures your generosity will deliver lasting impact to the lives of disadvantaged children in South Australia. For advice about leaving a lasting legacy to Time for Kids through your will, visit www.timeforkids.com.au/donate/, contact us on (08) 8440 8500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
OF CHANGE Y R O OUR THE PROFESSIONAL REFERRAL OF CHILD WITH MULTIPLE DISADVANTAGE/ RISK FACTORS
VOLUNTEER MENTOR OR CARER Regular engagement/activities between child and carer.
Formal assessment of child’s eligibility and complementary supports required.
Volunteer matches best tailored to the needs of the child. Holistic supports provided to enable child’s ongoing placement.
Child’s exposure to alternative approaches, experiences, learnings and opportunities than are available within the child’s birth family. Child’s exposure to alternative ‘ways of being’ than are modelled within their existing networks. Respite from the home environment, which can be stressful or lack nourishment for the child. Respite for parents whilst their child is being cared for.
Long-term, stable relationships established that support children throughout their lives.
Deep feeling of being cared-for by the child, due to the volunteer nature of the relationship. Expansion of the child’s understanding of the life options and pathways open to them, beyond the experiences of their birth family, changing life choices and outcomes. Child’s increased resilience and capacity for responding constructively to life challenges, utilising the support of their ‘Time for Kids family’. Reduced emotional stress for the child through regular break from challenges existing within their family. Time and opportunity for parents to address the root cause of individual or family challenges impacting on the wellbeing of their child/ren.
Expansion of carers’ understanding of the circumstances of vulnerable families and an opportunity to drive positive social change.
PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT TO THE CARING RELATIONSHIP
PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT TO THE CHILD IN THEIR CONTEXT
Regular contact with volunteer carers in support of placement.
Information, support and referral in relation to family needs impacting on the wellbeing of the child.
Training, resources and advice on behavioural issues and the needs of children within Time for Kids. Early identification of and response to challenges within the relationship. Carers proactively informed on the needs of their Time for Kids child and how best to respond to these.
Delivery of emergency relief to low-income families in need. Informed supports and interventions, directly matched to the needs of the child and their family. Referral of families to other health and social support services.
Reduced financial hardship within the family, building their capacity to meet the material needs of their children.
Improved resilience amongst carers in responding to the challenges and needs of their Time for Kids child. Behavioural and developmental improvement for the child, supported through positive role modelling and informed assistance from their carer.
Families better equipped to respond constructively to the challenges of parenting, reducing the burden of emotional stress on parents and their child/ren and improving family outcomes. Holistic support to families across all areas of need that reduces burdens and stresses and improve child and family outcomes reducing the risk of family break-down resulting in childrenâ€™s transition into alternative care.
TIME FOR KIDS 275 MAIN NORTH ROAD, ENFIELD SA 5085 T 08 8440 8500 â€¢ F 08 8440 8559 INFO@TIMEFORKIDS.COM.AU TIMEFORKIDS.COM.AU