South Australia’s first-ever Outcomes Framework for Children and Young People aims to help our youngest citizens to start well, grow strong and experience a good life.
The framework was formally adopted on 14 November 2019, placing South Australia at the forefront of an emerging national trend for a holistic focus on improving the policy settings and service delivery to the young.
The framework sets out to monitor, track and report the outcomes of children and young people in five dimensions: health, safety, wellbeing, education and citizenship.
Identifying trends and pointing to where improvements are needed to improve the outcomes of all groups of children and young people in our state will assist in targeting policy, legislation, funding and services.
Feedback from across South Australia from children and young people, parents, families, carers and other adults helped to determine the measures most crucial in tracking and reporting outcomes.
The Child Development Council thanks all contributors, including children and young people who advised about what makes a good life, directly shaping the framework’s Charter that sets out 20 conditions for all young South Australians to thrive.
For more information, head to the Children's SA Website.
Enquiries to ChildrenSA@sa.gov.au, phone (08) 8463 6429 during business hours.