Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania



6 June 2018

Roger Jaensch, Minister for Human Services

Happy, healthy children - everyone's responsibility

The Hodgman Liberal Government is delivering on our commitment to improve community support for children and young people with the launch of the Tasmanian Child and Youth Wellbeing Framework today.

Being happy, healthy and resilient is essential for our kids if they are to reach their potential in life.

Children and young people are the most vulnerable in our community and we can all do better to support their wellbeing. This is everyone’s responsibility.

Wellbeing is the state where a child or young person feels loved and safe; has access to material basics; has their physical, mental and emotional health needs met; is learning and participating; and has a positive sense of culture and identity.

It relies on everyone in contact with children to work together to improve their wellbeing and support. It aims to strengthen families to prevent problems and act decisively when problems do escalate.

This framework is one of the initiatives of the Tasmanian Government’s Strong Families, Safe Kids strategy, which is redesigning the child safety system.

The redesign is deliberately bringing service providers together to work more effectively with children and young people.

For more information or to download a copy of the Tasmanian Child and Youth Wellbeing Framework, go to http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/children/strongfamilies-safekids.



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