How to help
To make a difference and push for these changes we need the greater community to get involved.
Government policies directly affect children and young people, and it is essential that their voices and needs are represented at all levels of government.
This starts with a Child Wellbeing Strategy and a Minister for Children’s Interests at the federal level, as well as in every state and territory in Australia.
We’ve written a letter that you can send to your local Government MP and to the Prime Minister of Australia calling for the development of Child Wellbeing Strategies and the appointment of a Minister for Children’s Interests in all jurisdictions.
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Adults make decisions and implement policies that impact children all the time. Did you know that there is no requirement for policymakers to consider how policies will impact children, either now or in the future? There is also no requirement to ask children and young people what they think about important issues.
Kids can’t vote so it’s up to adults to ensure that children’s best interests are hard-wired into how consequential decisions are made.
Sign our online petition calling for the introduction of mandatory and standardised Child Impact Assessments.Sign the Petition
Awareness is key in driving cultural change and you can help us to do this!
By downloading and sharing our social media tiles (tagging @valuingchildreninitiative), you can start to share our message and campaign in person and digitally.
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Would you like to partner with the Valuing Children Initiative to help us in changing how society values children?
Whether you’re an organisation, school, sporting club or individual we’d love to hear from you and collaborate on anything from events, research to resources and more.
Previous & current partnerships include Perth Heat Baseball Club (Valuing Children Day, player book readings), ChildSafe Australia (resources, events), St Benedict’s School, (volunteers, child ambassadors, research), Guildford Grammar (research) UWA, Curtin University, Murdoch University, Edith Cowan University (research), The Lester Prize (youth award), The McCusker Centre for Citizenship (interns) and many more.Partner
We organise and participate in a number of events throughout the year. Events are a great way of raising awareness and they are also lots of fun!
Valuing Children Day at Perth Heat is an annual event celebrating children. Join us for a family fun day with free activities and giveaways for children.
Past events include roundtable discussions, book readings, Mental Health Week family fun day and a hip-hop lyric writing workshop for teenagers!
If you are holding an event and would like the Valuing Children Initiative to attend please get in touch. We are always happy to support community events for children or related to children’s wellbeing.
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When we put children first the whole community benefits. Please consider donating to the Valuing Children Initiative because our children need your help. Whether you can afford a little or a lot, every bit helps.
Donations over $2 are tax deductible.
Donations are received via Centrecare’s website. To ensure your donation is received by the Valuing Children Initiative make sure you tick the VCI box.Donate
Your business can be a part of improving children’s wellbeing and driving societal change. Sponsorship is a great way to demonstrate corporate social responsibility.
You can sponsor an event (or other activities of the VCI) by making a financial contribution or by donating goods or services. We can tailor a package to suit your business. Let’s start a conversation.Contact Us