The City of Boroondara Children and Young People’s Strategy

The Children and Young People’s Strategy is Council’s overarching commitment to children and young people. It aims to build the capacity of children and young people to be the best they can possibly be.

Development of the strategy included extensive consultation with over 850 children, young people and their families and a range of agencies and service providers within the municipality.

Implementation of the action plan is a collaborative responsibility across council and is the primary responsibility of the Family Youth and Recreation Department. The Early Years Advisory Committee and the Young People’s Advisory Committee will assist by providing feedback concerning issues relevant to children and young people. Council monitors and reviews the progress of the strategy through an annual assessment of the action plan.

For further information please contact Family Services Planner Ame Christiansen on 9278 4638.

 

The City of Boroondara is a Child Friendly City

The City of Boroondara formally adopted the Victorian Child Friendly Cities and Communities Charter in June 2016. The Charter is a statement of principles and actions that underpin local communities that are child friendly.

The Charter was developed specifically for local governments and other organisations to take steps towards achieving child friendly cities in Victoria. The Charter embraces the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities.

The Charter principles are broad, reflect the Boroondara Public Health and Wellbeing Plan (BPHWP) themes and are consistent with Council's current commitment to supporting children, young people and their families.

The principles of The Charter are:

  • Freedom for children to experience environments that consider their needs

  • Respect and dignity for children to express their individual opinions, participate in and contribute to decisions about their communities and their wellbeing
  • Equitable access to supportive environments and services for children regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion or ability

Children are defined as those aged between 0 to 18 years.