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With every family.

The community around parents, and the support available to them, is hugely important to healthy child development. For families experiencing poverty and stress, raising children can be like sailing in rough waters. Just as we provide lighthouses and safe harbours, we can help parents with services like counselling, quality child care and financial support.

Find out how we can support families better.

For every child. 

The best foundation any country can have is healthy, safe, well-educated children and young people who are confident in themselves and their future. But right now, children and young people are being harmed because we don’t give families stability and support when children need it most. We can and must do better for our children and young people. 

Find out how we can support children better.

Why do we need a campaign for Every Child?

We know that for healthy development, children need life to stay steady: strong support, stable relationships, and a safe place to call home. 

But right now, children and young people are being harmed because we don’t give families stability and support when children need it most. Too many children and young people are neglected or harmed; live in poverty and hardship; are placed in out of home care and youth justice centres, and do not meet the developmental milestones in health and education. 

It's time we recognised that the best national foundation Australia can have is healthy, safe, well-educated children and young people who are confident in themselves and their future.

 

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How will this campaign help Every Child?

We will call on governments in Australia to initiate the most significant and valuable nation-building project that has ever been undertaken – the Every Child National Wellbeing Commitment, to:

  • Establish a National Child Development Fund and a mechanism, such as a National Council for Children, Young People and Families.
  • Adopt national wellbeing indicators and targets for child health, education, justice and wellbeing.
  • Establish an effective mechanism, within the National Council for Children, Young People and Families to support the active participation of young people in advancing their wellbeing.
  • Recognise the leadership and strategies advocated by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, to improve the wellbeing of their children and young people, as a priority for action.

 

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Latest News

16 August 19

Campaigning for Every Child

The Every Child campaign is a national movement launching Tuesday August 27th to ensure all children and young people can thrive because families are able to get the right support at the right time.

19 August 19

Opinion: Protecting vulnerable children – policy lessons from public health

The launch of the Every Child Campaign is an ideal opportunity to reignite the conversation about the more than 45,000 children who live in care in Australia today. This number is unacceptably large and it’s well-documented that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are the most significantly affected.