Ensuring we love, care for and nurture all our children and young people throughout their lives is the most important task we have.
The Strategy is our collective call to action. It sets the direction for short and longer-term government policy and action. It includes an aspirational vision, nine principles to guide the way we work, and six interconnected wellbeing outcomes.
The purpose of the Strategy is to:
- set out a framework to improve child and youth wellbeing that can be used by anyone
- drive Government policy in a unified and holistic way
- outline policies the Government intends to implement
- harness public support and community action
- increase political and public sector accountability for improving wellbeing
- improve wellbeing outcomes for Māori children and young people.
Aligning government actions with the supportive actions of communities has the potential to create the transformative change needed to achieve our vision.
Proactively released information
The following documents were proactively released by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, on behalf of Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, former Minister for Child Poverty Reduction.
- Delivering on the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy - update on implementation and next steps Issue date: 13 May 2021
- Briefing to Ministers: Update on Priority Policy Work and Implementation (August 2020) Issue date: 10 Sept 2020
- Cabinet Decision CAB-19-SUB-0085: Adopting the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy (July 2018) Issue date: 20 Nov 2019
- Cabinet Paper SWC-18-SUB-0118: Child Wellbeing Strategy: Work Programme and Budget Implications (September 2018) Issue date: 7 Nov 2018
- Cabinet paper: Child Wellbeing Strategy: Scope and Public Engagement Process (May 2018) Issue date: 11 Jun 2018
- Cabinet paper: Process for Developing the First Child Wellbeing Strategy (Jan 2018) Issue date: 11 Jun 2018