How should we support children, youth and families over the next four years?

Consultation has concluded

Thank you to all of the parents, guardians, grandparents and children who participated in a survey or activity earlier in 2017. Your feedback was used to help us develop Casey's Future - A Plan for Children, Young People and Families 2017-21. The plan was adopted on 16 January and highlights our five top priorities:

  • Families - To support and strengthen Casey’s unique diverse children, young people and families.
  • Community - To build a community where children feel safe, connected and included.
  • Health and Wellbeing - To continue to provide, promote and improve health, wellbeing and developmental outcomes for children, young people and families
  • Participation - To involve children, young people and families in opportunities to influence matters that effect them as active citizens in their community
  • Partnership - To work collaboratively to support better outcomes for children, young people and families


Thank you to all of the parents, guardians, grandparents and children who participated in a survey or activity earlier in 2017. Your feedback was used to help us develop Casey's Future - A Plan for Children, Young People and Families 2017-21. The plan was adopted on 16 January and highlights our five top priorities:

  • Families - To support and strengthen Casey’s unique diverse children, young people and families.
  • Community - To build a community where children feel safe, connected and included.
  • Health and Wellbeing - To continue to provide, promote and improve health, wellbeing and developmental outcomes for children, young people and families
  • Participation - To involve children, young people and families in opportunities to influence matters that effect them as active citizens in their community
  • Partnership - To work collaboratively to support better outcomes for children, young people and families


Consultation has concluded
  • What we heard

    almost 2 years ago

    We developed the draft Casey's Future: A plan for children, young people and families using information that you told us, in the following ways:

    • Almost 1,000 parents, carers, grandparents and children responded to surveys or participated in children's activities.
    • A young people's focus group was formed
    • Engagement conducted at the Youth Summit
    • Findings from Casey Next

    Below is a summary of our findings:

    Children told us:

    » Being heard is important for your wellbeing.

    » Your 'family is the most important thing to you’.

    » You have a very clear holistic understanding of what...

    We developed the draft Casey's Future: A plan for children, young people and families using information that you told us, in the following ways:

    • Almost 1,000 parents, carers, grandparents and children responded to surveys or participated in children's activities.
    • A young people's focus group was formed
    • Engagement conducted at the Youth Summit
    • Findings from Casey Next

    Below is a summary of our findings:

    Children told us:

    » Being heard is important for your wellbeing.

    » Your 'family is the most important thing to you’.

    » You have a very clear holistic understanding of what makes you healthy including but not limited to 'healthy food, exercise, clean environment, dental hygiene, nature and rest’.

    » You have the most fun 'playing at outdoor parks' and think 'we need to look after our environment and keep it clean'.

    Young people told us:

    » 'Because of community misconceptions about the abilities and intelligence of youth, youth are denied many opportunities given to adults’.

    » 'You enjoy being an active part of the community'.

    » 'Family relationships are extremely important' to you.

    » You 'like growing up in Casey because it is a family oriented community'.

    » 'Physical and mental health is very important' to you.

    » You want 'to feel confident and resilient to be the person you are'

    » You turn to 'family, friends, teachers, internet, school counsellors, telephone hotlines, magazines and community agencies for information and support’.

    Children and Young People told us:

    » Your 'friends are important to you’.

    » You felt happy when you were 'included in activities with your friends and community’.

    » You 'enjoy diversity’.

    » You 'like to have places to go to’.

    » You are interested in 'sport and creative arts activities but find it hard to participate as they are not local making it difficult for you to access’.

    » You would like more 'local sporting activities, especially swimming pools and opportunities to connect with nature'.

    Families told us:

    » You 'want your children to have every opportunity to excel at the things they love….and go on to do what they are passionate about’.

    » Your biggest 'hope for your children's and young people's future was for them to feel happy, safe and included to become the best they can be’.

    » You want your 'children to grow in a community that was family friendly and safe with opportunities to engage, understand and experience diversity’.

    » You would like 'more affordable, quality, accessible, local, learning and educational opportunities for your child and young person.’

    » You believe 'affordable, accessible health care prevention and support is required to provide opportunities for your children and young people to be healthy and happy’.

    » You would like 'more advertising of what is available for children, young people and families.’

  • Children - Your Voices Matter

    almost 2 years ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    This survey has been designed to be completed by children aged 3 to 10 years old. It should take 5-10 minutes. Young children may need assistance.

    The survey has now closed. Thank you to all of the children who participated.

    This survey has been designed to be completed by children aged 3 to 10 years old. It should take 5-10 minutes. Young children may need assistance.

    The survey has now closed. Thank you to all of the children who participated.