For the past 18 months, the Child Development
Council has been talking to children, families, communities, government agencies, non-government
agencies – we’ve been talking to hundreds of South Australians to determine what is
important in children’s lives. What will help all of our children grow strong
and healthy and lead active, productive lives? What we’ve discovered are 20 important conditions.
From these conditions, we have developed South Australia’s first ever Outcomes Framework
for Children and Young People. The Outcomes Framework identifies 5 key outcomes
that are necessary for all children and young people. These outcomes are that all South
Australians, from birth to 18 years; are safe and nurtured; are physically, mentally and
emotionally healthy; are successful learners; are happy, inspired and engaged; and are participating
actively in society. How fortunate we are that we have developed
an Outcomes Framework that will allow us to monitor and track the development of all young
South Australians. It was a very special day on the 14 of November
2019 when the Outcomes Framework for Children and Young People was gazetted. We look forward
to everyone coming on board, using it, to ensure that every young South Australian has
the best possible life.