This poster contains a visual summary of key messages from South Australian children and young people that will make a difference to their lives.
A key focus of being more child safe is to ensure that the interests of children and young people are placed front and centre in organisational culture. This involves encouraging decision-makers to actively engage children and young people as stakeholders in their decision-making activities, facilitating opportunities for them to have greater input into issues and matters that affect them thereby ensuring they have a voice. It seems logical that services aimed at children and young people should involve them in the planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation phases of those services. In many service delivery areas, gathering feedback from adult users is now standard practice.
We should afford children the same opportunities, and adults should not assume that they are experts in the contemporary world of children.