Australians’ attitudes to children

A synopsis of the VCI Benchmark Survey 2016

The ambitious vision of the Valuing Children Initiative is to inspire Australians to value all children, promote understanding that a child’s wellbeing is the shared responsibility of the entire community, and ensure children are at the forefront of our considerations.

It is a vision shared by hundreds of organisations, thousands of individuals, and all levels of government in Australia, who are committed to the wellbeing of children. Despite that commitment and what we know makes for a healthy, safe, and supportive childhood, far too many children on a diverse range of indicators, are not faring as well as they should be.
The Valuing Children Initiative believes that in looking for better outcomes for all children, far more attention must be given to our attitudes towards children and the priority we give their needs.

In May 2016, the Valuing Children Initiative commissioned a baseline survey by Essential Research to better understand attitudes to children in Australia.

Click below to view full synopsis of the VCI Benchmark Survey 2016.