• The Strategy and our website are live!

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    Issue date: 29 Aug 2019

    The Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy (and our website supporting it) are live! On this website you can learn about the Strategy and get introduced to the aspirations, outcomes, and actions that the Strategy sets out. Read...

  • Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy launched

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    Issue date: 29 Aug 2019

    The Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy was launched on 29 August 2019, at Kaitao school in Rotorua. The Strategy sets out a shared understanding of what’s important for child and youth wellbeing, what government is doing, and how others can help...

  • Wellbeing in education resources

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    Issue date: 3 Sep 2019

    The education sector and the Ministry of Education have an important role in promoting, supporting and improving the wellbeing of children and young people. To coincide with the launch of the Child Youth and Wellbeing Strategy, the Ministry of Education...

  • Toolkit equips school leavers for the world

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    Issue date: 25 Sep 2019

    The School Leavers’ Toolkit, launched today, will help school leavers gain the core skills and knowledge they need as they embark on their post-school lives.  The Toolkit provides easy to find – and understand – advice and information on a...

  • E-newsletter update - November 2019

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    Issue date: 7 Nov 2019

    The latest Child and Youth Wellbeing e-newsletter was sent out today. It includes a progress update on a number of the Programme of Action items, mainly focussing on the Learning and Developing outcome.  There’s also a collection of inspiring...

  • World Children's Day - Making progress for our kids

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    Issue date: 20 Nov 2019

    Today, World Children’s Day, is also the 30th anniversary of the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history – the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC).  The Government took the opportunity to...

  • E-newsletter update - December 2019

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    Issue date: 12 Dec 2019

    The latest Child and Youth Wellbeing e-newsletter was sent out today. It includes progress updates on a number of the Programme of Action items, and links to released advice to Ministers.  There’s also a collection of inspiring initiatives and...

  • COVID-19 response and Budget 2020 reflect ongoing commitment to child and youth wellbeing

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    Issue date: 4 Jun 2020

    Investment in Budget 2020 and early actions to respond to COVID-19 build on recent investments to reduce child poverty and improve wellbeing, through the Families Package and Budgets 2018 and 2019. Since coming into office, the Government has...

  • E-newsletter update - June 2020

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    Issue date: 5 Jun 2020

    The latest Child and Youth Wellbeing e-newsletter was sent out today. It includes an overview of the raft of recent investments that support child wellbeing and poverty reduction, including immediate actions taken to respond to COVID-19, as well as...

  • E-newsletter update - February 2020

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    Issue date: 27 Feb 2020

    The latest Child and Youth Wellbeing e-newsletter was sent out today. It includes progress updates on a number of the Programme of Action items.  There’s also information about the release of Stats NZ's first set of child poverty statistics, as...

  • Child Poverty Report - Budget 2020

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    Issue date: 14 May 2020

    The annual Child Poverty Report was released today, alongside Budget 2020.  It provides the first indication of progress on the measured rates of child poverty since the Government's targets were gazetted, based on the 2018/19 Household Economic...

  • Local Government webinar

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    Issue date: 21 May 2020

    We recently joined SOLGM and Local Government NZ in a webinar about the ways local government can support child and youth wellbeing as a sector. The discussion focussed on how the Strategy Framework can be used to support strategic and long term planning...

  • Child Poverty Related Indicators Report released

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    Issue date: 6 Jul 2020

    The Government has released the first report on the Child Poverty Related Indicators (CPRIs). These are measures related to the broader causes and consequences of child poverty. The report is a requirement of the Child Poverty Reduction Act 2018, with...

  • E-newsletter update - August 2020

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    Issue date: 5 Aug 2020

    The latest Child and Youth Wellbeing e-newsletter was sent out today. It includes updates on the child poverty related Indicators and the child and youth wellbeing indicators, as well as the launch of the Youth Plan 2020-2022. It also features a...

  • Monitoring Report highlights progress on the Strategy's implementation

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    Issue date: 10 Sep 2020

    The first update on progress in implementing the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy and its accompanying actions was released today. The Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy together with an initial Programme of Action was launched in August 2019. ...

  • E-newsletter update - September 2020

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    Issue date: 10 Sep 2020

    The latest Child and Youth Wellbeing e-newsletter was sent out today. It includes the release of the the first update on progress in implementing the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy. It also features new resources to support child focussed,...