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Children and young people are involved and empowered

Lead agency: 
Ministry for Youth Development
From 2019

The Youth Plan was developed in consultation with over 1,200 rangatahi, and approximately 90 youth sector representatives, and launched in Late July 2020. It is for rangatahi aged 12-24 years but has a particular focus on four priority groups aged 17-24 years: rangatahi Māori, Pacific young people, rainbow young people and disabled young people.

The plan sets out actions that government will take, in partnership with others, to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 for rangatahi. It aims to ensure rangatahi have a say in decisions about recovery, to support the wellbeing of rangatahi and their family and whānau, to enable rangatahi leadership, and to drive transformative change.

Youth Plan actions sit under four focus areas: voice, wellbeing, leadership and transformative change.

A measurement framework is currently being developed, which will align with the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy. This will enable a review of the Youth Plan in two years’ time.

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