Outcomes Framework for Children and Young People

South Australia’s first ever Outcomes Framework for Children and Young People aims to help our youngest citizens to start well, grow strong and experience a good life.

The framework was formally adopted on 14 November 2019, placing South Australia at the forefront of an emerging national trend for a holistic focus on improving the policy settings and service delivery to children and young people.

The framework sets out to monitor, track and report the outcomes of children and young people (birth to 18 years) in five dimensions: health, safety, wellbeing, education and citizenship.

Identifying trends and pointing to where improvements are needed will assist in targeting policy, legislation, funding and services.

The framework is organised around a Charter which presents 20 conditions for children and young people to thrive.

The Council thanks the children and young people who advised about what makes a good life. The Council also thanks the parents, families, carers and other adults that helped to determine the measures most crucial in tracking and reporting the outcomes of children and young people in South Australia.

Outcomes Framework Consultation

Children and young people have informed the framework via an online survey, focus groups and forums.


Young South Australians are physically, mentally and emotionally healthy.

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Young South Australians are safe and nurtured.

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Young South Australians are happy, inspired and engaged.

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Young South Australians are successful learners.

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Young South Australians participate actively in society.

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