A Collaboration between Every Child and the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG), the Systems Leadership for Child and Youth Wellbeing project aims to drive systems leadership and facilitate better integrated support to, and improved outcomes for children.

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We know communities, families and economies prosper when all children are confident, safe and valued. Rather than fragmented programs, our vision is for children, young people and families to have well-co-ordinated, early access to supports across the breadth of services they need throughout their lives. Together we can make the needs of children and young people a nation-building priority.

"When our children thrive, our social and economic progress is assured. I commend the ANZSOG–Every Child partnership, and its important work to advance the wellbeing of Australia’s children and young people."

The Hon Scott Morrison MP
Prime Minister of Australia

The evidence is compelling –the life chances and livelihoods of children can be improved markedly by: (i) 'bundling up’ support early to children and (ii) better integrating, rather than fragmenting support systems across health, education, housing and more. Major systems reform is required. Leaders with the vision and capability to be systems leaders are also required. This is why we are seeking to foster innovative systems leadership across government and the non-government sectors that ‘cuts through’ the persistent challenge that 20% of children do not start school ready to learn, and that many do not leave school ready for life and work.

“A society flourishes when we create opportunities for future generations to surpass our own achievements, and the NSW Government shares the commitment of Every Child and ANZSOG to improving the wellbeing our nation's children. The Systems Leadership for Child Well-Being project is a timely initiative that will make more efficient use of available resources to drive better outcomes for children.”

Gladys Berejiklian MP
Premier of New South Wales


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Summary: Systems Leadership for Child and Youth Wellbeing

Stage 1 Synthesis Report: Systems Leadership for Child and Youth Wellbeing



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