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Consultation open on Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy

November 09, 2018 at 3:58 PM

From the NZFVC

The Government is inviting feedback to inform development of the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy.

Feedback and submissions are can be submitted until 5 December 2018.

Feedback is invited from:

  • children and young people 
  • adults and whānau
  • local government, iwi, service providers, academics 
  • non-government organisation, business and community sectors.

To give feedback, you can fill out a short online survey, send a postcard online to the Prime Minister or make a formal submission. See the following webpages from the Child Wellbeing Unit for more information:

The Government is looking for feedback on 

  • "The framing of wellbeing for the initial Strategy;
  • The proposed vision statement for the initial Strategy;
  • The proposed set of outcomes sought for all children and young people;
  • The 16 potential focus areas proposed for the initial Strategy."

As well as your ideas on what needs to change and how change can be achieved, the Government is also asking for:

  • "Your ideas for improving the wellbeing of children and young people;
  • Your view on how different parts of New Zealand society (government, local government, iwi, business, NGOs, Churches, etc.) can work individually and/or collectively to improve the wellbeing of children and young people;
  • Research and analysis on aspects of child and youth wellbeing;
  • Any other relevant material and/or comments on the current state of child and youth wellbeing."

Two Cabinet papers are available:

  • Cabinet paper: Child Wellbeing Strategy: Scope and Public Engagement Process (May 2018)
  • Cabinet paper: Process for Developing the First Child Wellbeing Strategy (Jan 2018)

More recently, the Child Wellbeing Unit published the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy Proposed Outcomes Framework. The proposed framework includes 16 potential focus areas with a number of items related to family violence, child abuse, children in care, bullying and more.

For more information see the background about the development of the strategy and related documents and our previous story Government starting work to develop Child Wellbeing Strategy.

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