Outcomes Framework for children and young people

South Australia’s Outcomes Framework for Children and Young People, supports the wellbeing and development of children and young people from birth to 18 years in this State by:

  • monitoring, reviewing and reporting on how they are developing and progressing over time across five dimensions – Wellbeing, Health, Safety, Education and Preparing for adulthood
  • supporting and guiding State Authorities to create strategies, set objectives and develop policies, programs and initiatives both individually and collectively.

The Framework provides a structured approach to determine how children and young people fare in each dimension, by providing the evidence that shows if improved outcomes are equally shared by all. For each indicator there is a set of measures that allows progress to be tracked.

Embedded in the Framework is the Charter for Children and Young People with 20 aspirational conditions, that all young South Australians can and should have to thrive.

Outcomes Framework Data and Technical Report

The Data and Technical Report provides the detailed technical specifications for measures in the Framework. The report captures the latest available data from a variety of state, national and international sources, to monitor, track and report the outcomes of children and young people in the five dimensions.

Outcomes Framework dimensions


Young South Australians are physically, mentally and emotionally healthy.


Young South Australians are safe and nurtured.


Young South Australians are happy, inspired and engaged.


Young South Australians are successful learners.

Preparing for adulthood

Young South Australians participate actively in society.