The legislation underpinning the Strategy ensures real public transparency and political accountability for reporting on child and youth wellbeing. This includes an annual report to Parliament on achievement of the outcomes.
To assist with annual reporting, we have established a set of indicators to help measure progress in achieving the outcomes in the Strategy.
The reporting includes specific information on outcomes for Māori children and young people, an analysis of outcomes by household income or socio-economic status, and by other variables where data is available. The annual report also includes information on evaluations of individual policies and actions in the Strategy.
The Government Statistician also reports each year on New Zealand’s child poverty rates, providing a monitoring framework for progress toward our targets.
The legislation requires that the Strategy is reviewed at least once every three years. There are minimum consultation requirements for any proposed changes to the Strategy, including consultation with children and young people and with representatives of iwi and Māori. This places an ongoing focus on children and young people and ensures the Strategy remains responsive to current and future issues.