COVID-19 AND CHILDREN’S RIGHTS IN AUSTRALIA: A CALL TO ACTION

September 2020 | Save The Children Publication

Save the Children is calling for urgent action to address COVID-19’s impact on children and their rights in Australia.

We have the opportunity to emerge from this crisis a stronger, fairer and more resilient society – one in which all children are included, valued and heard.

Now more than ever, we must ensure that all children in Australia continue learning, are safe and remain developmentally on track – especially those experiencing the greatest disadvantage.

We should act now to build back better from this crisis. We must act now to protect a generation.

Save The Children highlights that to protect a generation of children our priorities must be to;

  1. Ensure children’s continuity of learning
  2. Keep children safe and developmentally on track
  3. Protect children who are particularly at risk
  4. Establish structures to support families and communities

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