Launch of Our Children Our Young People Our Future

Tasmania’s new Agenda for Children and Young People - Our Children Our Young People Our Future – was launched at Parliament House by the Premier on 7 July 2011.

Our Children Our Young People Our Future is an ambitious 10 year plan that will put children, young people and their families at the centre of all government planning and service delivery.

The Agenda is designed to guide the way services work together. It will support Government departments and non-government organisations to develop stronger partnerships through collaboration to achieve a better coordination of services and better outcomes for children and young people.

It will focus on promotion, prevention, early intervention to ensure all young people receive the support they need when they need it.

The Agenda is the result of a whole-of-government collaboration over the past year and is based on community feedback through public consultation. Community feedback stressed the need for a combined sector approach to supporting children, young people and their families so every young Tasmanian has the best possible opportunity to get a good start in life and go on to reach their full potential.

The Agenda will be implemented by the Office for Children. Consisting of secondees from the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Education and Department of Police and Emergency Management, the Office for Children is managed by the Deputy Secretary for Children and reports to an Oversight Committee consisting of the Secretaries of Health and Human Services, Police and Emergency Management, Education, and the Deputy Secretary of Children.

For more information on the Agenda and for a copy of the document please go to the Office for Children website at www.children.tas.gov.au