30 November 2020  Resources

Putting the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy into Practice - Policy Guide

The OCC has developed a set of questions as a guide for agencies and organisations to use as a starting point in to support the holistic intent of the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy, with a focus on ensuring children and young people are accepted, respected, connected, involved and empowered.

The Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy sets out a shared understanding of what’s important for child and youth wellbeing, what government is doing, and others can help. (footnote 1 here)

The Strategy was informed by the What Makes a Good Life? engagement where we heard from more than 6,000 children and young people about what a good life means to them. (footnote 2 here)  

“Having a good life isn't necessarily about the materialistic things. I think having strong friendships/relationships with people who genuinely care about you contributes better to a good life.”  Rangatahi from Taumarunui

The Strategy includes nine guiding principles and six wellbeing outcomes which outline what children and young people want, and need, for a good life.

The six wellbeing outcomes are that children and young people:

  • Are loved, safe and nurtured
  • Have what they need
  • Are happy and healthy
  • Are learning and developing
  • Are accepted, respected and connected
  • Are involved and empowered.