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In the language of children and young people, the commitments that governments make to them through laws, policies, strategies and plans are treated as promises. They are promises made to ensure resources of government are channelled into meaningful improvement to their lives. Keeping Our Promises focuses on the promises made across five domains of children’s and young people’s lives: Education, Health, Safety, Wellbeing, and Citizenship.

It monitors, maps and grades the “promises” made by the South Australian Government to ensure all children are healthy, safe and thriving, thereby setting the benchmarks against which progress in subsequent years will be assessed. Keeping Our Promises includes recommendations for improvements across a range of government departments based on input from children and young people whose ideas and opinions have been sought to ensure they have a voice.