What we do

The Valuing Children Initiative aims to inspire Australians to value all children, understand that a child’s wellbeing is the shared responsibility of the entire community, and ensure children are at the forefront of our considerations. The vision of the Valuing Children Initiative is the creation of a society in which all children can flourish, have a safe, caring, and supportive childhood and maximise their potential.

Through the four pillars of value, we advocate for children to be listened to, for children to have a voice in society, for children’s safety to be paramount and children’s growth to be championed by all Australians.

The Valuing Children Initiative is a population approach to better outcomes for our future generations and our communities. When we value all children as citizens, we build a better community for everyone. With government and community advocacy for children; together we can build a population that values children and thrives from improved wellbeing.

The Valuing Children Campaign Calls For

  • Valuing Children Campaign to raise public awareness about children’s needs, issues and wellbeing.
  • Children as citizens
  • Minister for Children and Youth in every Australian state and territory and a federal Minister for Children and Youth (cabinet position)
  • Child wellbeing data that includes the voices of children and young people and the establishment of aspirational targets for Australian children.
  • Valuing Children’s Alliance is a collective of dedicated individuals and organisations who work together to get better outcomes for children.

I’m Unique!

A printable worksheet for children to celebrate what makes them unique!  

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Treasured Memory

A printable worksheet for children to assist in coping with grief and loss of...

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Mentally Healthy Planner

A printable planner for children to map out their mentally healthy goals through Act...

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What I Enjoy & What I Would Change About…

A printable worksheet for children to voice their opinion about what they enjoy at...

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Your Opinion Matters

A printable worksheet for children to express and voice their opinion about something they...

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Valuing Children Four Pillar – Book Series

Written by Natalie Caudle & illustrated by Aleisha Zappia We are pleased to introduce...

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Coping with Difficult Emotions

A printable worksheet that helps children identify difficult emotions as well as the positive...

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Kindness & Compliments Worksheet

A printable worksheet for children to discuss different ways they can show kindness &...

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Match The Feeling To The Face Worksheet

A printable worksheet that helps children to identify different emotions and facial expressions.  

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Happiness Worksheet

A printable worksheet for children to reflect and discuss what makes them feel HAPPY...

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Young to old and in-between worksheet

A printable worksheet for children to reflect and discuss what they look forward to...

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Quest To Kindness Worksheet

A printable worksheet for children to reflect and discuss different ways they can show...

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Stay Mentally & Physically Healthy

A worksheet for children to discuss and brainstorm ways to stay mentally & physically...

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The Rights Of The Child | Articles Explained

An explanation and examples of each Article in the Convention on the Rights of...

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My Safety Network

A children’s resource by ChildSafe & The Valuing Children Initiative to help children in...

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Child’s Rights Word Search

Adapted from UNICEF’s Convention on the Rights of the Child, this is a fun...

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Rights of the Child

Convention on the Rights of the Child – For every child, every right. In...

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Child’s Rights Crossword Puzzle

Adapted from UNICEF’s Convention on the Rights of the Child, this is a fun...

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My Book Review

A book review worksheet for children to assist them in reflecting and discussing different...

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Creating A Welcoming Environment For Children

An informative resource on simple changes you can make to create a welcoming environment...

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Activity Planner

Get ready for a fun-filled school holidays with this free activity planner Brainstorm as...

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My Emotions Worksheet

A printable worksheet for parents, teachers or carers to provide children for discussion and...

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My Personal Growth Worksheet

A printable worksheet for parents, teachers or carers to provide children for discussion and...

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I Feel Valued When Worksheet

A printable worksheet for parents, teachers or carers to provide children to help them...

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About My Day Worksheet

A printable worksheet for parents, teachers or carers to provide children to help them...

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Supporting A Child’s Actions Through P.A.C.E

Playfulness | Acceptance | Curiosity | Empathy P.A.C.E is an approach that adults can...

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School Holiday Bingo

As a family set some goals, activities or plans you and your children want...

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Starting Digital Conversations At Home

An informative resource by DiGii Social & VCI on starting digital conversations at home...

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Questions To Ask Organisations About Your Child’s Safety

5 Questions for Parents to Ask Your Child’s safety is often at the forefront...

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All About Me

A Worksheet For Children To Fill Out All About Them & Their Interests –...

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Child Conversation Starters

Great Conversation Starters You Can Have Over Dinner With Children  

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6 Ways To Make Children Feel Valued

6 Awesome But Simple Ways To Make Children Feel Valued – Print Out

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Tips To Staying Safe During COVID

Tips To Staying Safe During COVID – Print Out  

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Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety Flyer – Print Out  

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Ways To Acknowledge Children’s Achievements

8 Ways To Acknowledge Children’s Achievements – Print Out  

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Foundation Paper

The Valuing Children Initiative Foundation Paper 2016 THIS PAPER WAS WRITTEN BY THE CONVENOR...

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Easter Ideas In Isolation

Easter Ideas and Activities During The COVID Pandemic  

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How To Fist Pump

A Fun Guide For Children About The Fist Pump By Truckers

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