Keeping kids safe and well – your voices is a national consultation project conducted by the Australian Human Rights Commission. It seeks the views and ideas of children, young people and families with lived experience of disadvantage and vulnerability on how to keep children safe and healthy in their homes and in their communities. Their views and ideas will inform the first five-year implementation plan to the successor plan to the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children (2009-2020), currently being developed by all Australian governments.
In early May, the Commission held some pilot consultations in NSW. These pilot consultations sought the views of children, young people and families on the relevance and appropriateness of the content and methods used to engage children, young people, and families in the national consultations.
Following the pilot stage of the project, the Commission planned to hold between 16-24 targeted small group discussions with children, young people and families across all states and territories during June-July 2021
Student ambassadors from Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School recently participated in one of these consultations with Anne Hollonds, the National Children’s Commissioner.
On 23 June, twelve students from the School’s ambassador group (years 7-12) opted in for the workshop. They students did an awesome job of engaging with Anne and her team and their voice has been captured for the new National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children.
Find out more about the Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy 202 here.