Annual Report to Children and Young People 2020-2021

More than perhaps any other generation, today’s young people are acutely aware of the diversity of their peers, both in South Australia and around the world. The first truly global generation, young people value diversity and place a huge importance on personal identity and inclusion.

Children and young people have said that being healthy is important to them. Children easily describe how healthy kids feel, what they can do, and what foods keep them healthy. For them a healthy kid is happy, can do anything, is excited and strong, plays sport, has fun, and is active.

Young people in South Australia want health systems and services to implement plans and strategies that promote inclusion, diversity, kindness and trust. They also want to be engaged directly, and be treated with mutual respect and understanding. They want opportunities to be community leaders themselves and to have a positive impact on the lives of others.

This guide describes what an ideal healthcare system looks like in the eyes of South Australian children and young people.