With the help of over 10,000 New Zealanders, the Government has prepared this national strategy to improve the wellbeing of all children and young people under the age of 25. Their wellbeing today, tomorrow and in the coming years matters to all of us.
The Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy sets out a shared understanding of what children and young people need and want in order to be well, what government is and should be doing to support them, and how we must work together.
The purpose of the Strategy is to:
- Set out a framework to improve child and youth wellbeing that can be used by anyone.
- Drive government policy in a unified and holistic way
- Outline the policies the Government intends to implement
- Harness public support and community action
- Increase political and public sector accountability for improving wellbeing
- Improve wellbeing outcomes for Māori children and young people