The CCYP Front and Centre advocacy agenda (2018-2022) seeks to bring together issues that are important to South Australia’s children and young people to provide opportunities for them to have a ‘voice’ and create conditions in which they feel happy, active, safe, listened to, respected, valued and informed. There are four key focus area set out below with projects and outcomes relating to each set alongside.
Key Focus Areas
Place the interests of children and young people front and centre in everyday life
By including children and young people in decisions making processes, their views and ideas will enable the development of more effective, efficient, timely and impactful policies, systems and services.
“Decision makers are actively engaging children and young people as stakeholders and considering their rights and interests in a systemic way.”
Prioritise the development and wellbeing of those doing it tough
There are many children who are in homeless families, have caring responsibilities or who are in families struggling to make ends meet. These kids are doing it tough. This is not an inevitability.
We can work together to break the cycles of disadvantage and bring about change for all children and young people who need extra support to develop and flourish.
“Children and young people whose views are seldom heard, have more
opportunities to inform key decision makers on the effectiveness of the
“system” in protecting and promoting their rights, interests and needs.”
Engage and empower young
“Children, young people and their families are better equipped to understand the digital world, and feel empowered to access its benefits and manage its risks.”
Strengthen children and young people’s participation in society
Children and young people want to contribute to the vision, strategy, culture and operations of public institutions, laws and governance. They want to matter, be connected to a purpose and have their individual and collective strengths and contribution recognised. We must engage children and young people, and provide opportunities to build a society based on increased honesty, integrity, transparency and equality.
This will strengthen our democratic institutions and structures and protections that underpin the fabric of civil society, and promote economic and social justice.
“Children and young people have meaningful ways to participate and make a contribution across public, civic and community life.”