Charter for Children and Young People

The Children and Young People (Oversight and Advocacy Bodies) Act 2016 (OAB Act) creates a legislative framework for the rights, development and wellbeing of children and young people in South Australia.

The primary function of the new Child Development Council, one of 4 oversight and advocacy bodies established by the OAB Act, is to prepare and maintain an Outcomes Framework for Children and Young People that must include a Charter for Children and Young People.

The Charter represents a shared commitment to promote the wellbeing of South Australia’s children and young people. It sets out the conditions that allow every child and young person to thrive.

The Charter is being developed in the context of the objectives of the OAB Act and the 5 dimensions of the Outcomes Framework.

Children and Young People’s Charter Summit 2019

The Council invited up to 147 children and young people (5-18 years) to attend a summit at the Adelaide Zoo on 5 June 2019 to identify what matters to them in terms of health, safety, wellbeing, education and citizenship and to say what having a good life is all about. Their opinions and advice will inform the writing of the Charter for Children and Young People.

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