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How to get involved

Most New Zealanders already support the wellbeing of children and young people - in their homes, marae, schools and other learning centres, churches, clubs, businesses, and in health and social services and local government.

The Strategy framework provides a shared understanding of what children and young people want and need to live a good life, and how to achieve these outcomes.

It also provides an opportunity to encourage and enable greater collective investment in the lives of children and young people.

Those working with children and young people and their families and whānau are invited to:

  • align their planning and actions to the child and youth wellbeing framework
  • seek out and incorporate children and young peoples’ voices and feedback into planning and delivery processes and governance arrangements where appropriate
  • seek out partnerships and relationships with other organisations that support children, young people, their families and whānau.

We're working with others to develop practical guides and resources to support alignment, eg resources to support child-focussed, community-led activity.   

We also want to showcase how individuals and communities are taking an active role in supporting and promoting child and youth wellbeing. We hope these stories both inspire and activate others to help make New Zealand the best place in the world for children and young people.

Read about some of the innovative community-led projects and activities from around New Zealand.

Last updated: 
Thursday, 29 August 2019