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.

STATE ELECTION PRIORITIES 2021

Published 15/02/2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on countries, communities and...

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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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From Words To Actions

Extracts from The Joint Standing Committee on the Commissioner for Children and Young People...

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Culture change campaign

Creating An Australia Where All Children Can Thrive

A CULTURE CHANGE CAMPAIGN At the Valuing Children Initiative, we believe that every child...

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Valuing Children Launch

A Childhood Without Poverty

By Adj Prof Tony Pietropiccolo, AM In recent years there has been much work...

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Building A Better Way Back Together

WACOSS Conference | 22 – 24 February 2021 The WACOSS Finding Ground: Building a...

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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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Video | Professor Fiona Stanley Lends Her Support

Professor Fiona Stanley Lends Her Support To The Valuing Children Initiative The official launch...

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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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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...

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Community services call for children to be prioritised in post-pandemic response

MEDIA RELEASE 9 DECEMBER 2020 Community services in WA have identified children as the...

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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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Valuing Children Day at Perth Heat!

Perth Heat and the Valuing Children Initiative are excited to invite you to THE...

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children continue to be separated from families and culture at an alarming rate

Family Matters Report 2020 – NOVEMBER 16, 2020 Media Release by Family Matters has...

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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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Time Children Had The Same Protection

By Linda Savage, Ambassador for Children and Young People in Western Australia Many people...

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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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Youth HIP-HOP Songwriting Workshop

Create your own song with Scott Griffiths aka Optamus from Downsyde! Get the chance...

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Get Involved & Support!

Would you or your company like to support The Valuing Children Initiative?  We are...

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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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Australian Children and Young People’s Knowledge Acceleration Hub Key Findings

Australian Children and Young People’s Knowledge Acceleration Hub is an initiative by ARACY and...

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Mentally Healthy Partners

We’re excited to announce our partnership with the Act-Belong-Commit campaign. The Valuing Children Initiative...

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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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Young people’s experiences of domestic and family violence

New findings from the ACT Throughout 2019-2020 the ACT Children and Young People Commissioner...

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Impacts of COVID-19 on children and young people who contact Kids Helpline (2020)

Report co-authored by Kids Helpline and the Australian Human Rights Commission Kids Helpline and...

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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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Five challenges facing children and young people

Child and Youth Statement | Rebuild better, Renew commitments and Re-centre policy around the...

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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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A Silent Tragedy

Article written by Dr. Luis Rojas Marcos Psychiatrist. There is a silent tragedy that...

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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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W.A Service for young people experiencing urgent mental health crisis

State Government launches Emergency Telehealth | Western Suburbs Weekly WA kids now have a...

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Children At Risk Of Destitution In Australia

Extracts From Article: No Child Left Behind 16,000 children are at risk of destitution...

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Children Are In Danger And It’s Everyone’s Responsibility

Extracts From Article: ‘What’s surprising is the scale of the problem’: One in seven...

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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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Tony Pietropiccolo

What Are We Doing About Child Poverty?

WACOSS Community Relief and Resilience Conference 2017. The Valuing Children Initiative was established in...

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