Government agencies are progressively aligning to the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy, as reflected in their Statements of Intent, business planning documents and funding decisions, and in the development of policy and service design and delivery.
This includes being guided by the Strategy's principles, that challenge us to think more broadly about how we can create environments that promote wellbeing and equity for all children and young people. They also highlight the importance of working together for real impact, and of partnering with tangata whenua.
Agencies also have a key role in driving change within their sectors and communities. This will involve continuing to raise awareness of children and young people’s interests and needs, helping shift practice models, and supporting locally driven solutions to improve child and youth wellbeing.
We’re working with agencies to develop tools, guidance and resources to support their alignment. Below are two examples:
- Aligning to the Child and Youth Strategy - Checklist Tool: designed with input from policy makers to guide their planning and activity and can also be applied to service design and delivery
- Putting the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy into practice - Policy Guide: developed in partnership with the OCC, to support the holistic intent of the Strategy, with a focus on improving the ‘how’ when addressing the wellbeing outcomes as a whole.