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Parish Inter-Agency Networks

Parish Inter-Agency Networks

The programme focuses on the establishment and maintenance of inter-agency networks across all parishes. The main goal of the programme is to improve the quality-of-service delivery to residents through effective and efficient collaboration among service providers.

The Inter-Agency Network (IAN) is a mechanism at the parish level that supports effective collaboration of social service providers for efficient and targeted quality service delivery. The IAN primarily consists of agencies within the public sector. Howeverprivate and non-governmental agencies that provide social services are free to participate.

Programme Objectives

  • Provide a framework for effective collaboration (sharing work plans, resources, and ideas) at the parish level among service providers.
  • Identify community priorities and appropriate responses to community needs.
  • Identify and respond to gaps in the provision of services at the community level.
  • Identification of priorities and support required for individual agencies to enhance capacities to deliver quality service.

Expected Outcomes

Where there is a functional IAN characterized by consistent core representation from key member agencies within the parishes, at least four meetings per year as well as impactful joined up collaborations, it is expected that the following outcomes will be realized within the parish:

  • Increased social protection evidenced by increased access to services such as PATH, TRN
    registration, free medical checks etc.
  • Enhanced community safety and security provided through IAN projects aimed at reducing
    vulnerability for target groups. Collaborations with the JCF, JPS, NSWMA and other
    critical partners will also lend to initiatives geared at increasing community safety.

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