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Actions for 'Outcome: Involved and empowered'

Ngā mahi mā 'Hua: Kia whai wāhi, kia whakamanahia'

We want to ensure children and young people are listened to and taken seriously when decisions are made that affect them, including at school, in State care, and in decision-making more broadly. Children and young people deserve good, accessible information to help them make informed choices about their lives.

Action focus areas

Increase representation of child and youth voice

  • Youth Action Plan development
  • Youth Health and Wellbeing Survey - WhatAboutMe?
  • Youth Voice Project

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Improve advocacy for children and young people’s rights

  • Build public service competency and capability in children's rights
  • Implement the Child Impact Assessment Tool across central government
  • Strengthen independent oversight of Oranga Tamariki and the advocacy system

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Encourage positive choices and  contributions

  • Investment in community-based youth justice facilities 
  • Paiheretia te Muka Tāngata initiative:  Whānau Ora approach to support Māori in the Corrections system
  • Increase services for children and young people with concerning/harmful sexual behaviours. 

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Indicators for 'Outcome: Involved and empowered'

Indicators are used to measure progress on outcomes - for this outcome, the indicators are:

  • Involvement in community
  • Representation of youth voice
  • Making positive choices
  • Criminal offending

You can learn more about these measures on the Indicators page.

Last updated: 
Thursday, 29 August 2019