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.


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