Growing up in Yarra

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Help us plan for 0-25 year olds and their families

More than 8,500 households in Yarra are home to children and families.

We provide a range of programs, services and activities aimed at supporting them through their journey.

We know that children and young people of different ages and stages have different needs. We also know they don’t necessarily leave home at 18!

That's why we’ve prepared this plan that, for the first time, is a life stage approach. It's a plan for families with babies right through to 25 year olds. It aims for a more seamless experience for families navigating the service system and young people moving from dependence to independence.

What you told us

During 2017 and early 2018 we asked you what you liked about raising children or growing up in Yarra and how Yarra could be a better community particularly for children, young people and their families.

More than 750 contributions were generously provided through conversations, workshops, online, emails, phone calls and activities.

A summary of what you told us is available here.

Now we’re asking your feedback on the draft plan which we hope reflects those ideas and priorities.

Have your say on the draft 0-25 Plan and first year actions by Friday 1 June.

Your comments will be considered as part of the final 4 Year Plan and Annual Action Plan considered by Council in July.

If you wish to discuss the draft Plan and Action Plan, need assistance to read documents or require a different language contact us on:

Phone: 9205 5555

Email: info@yarracity.vic.gov.au

Help us plan for 0-25 year olds and their families

More than 8,500 households in Yarra are home to children and families.

We provide a range of programs, services and activities aimed at supporting them through their journey.

We know that children and young people of different ages and stages have different needs. We also know they don’t necessarily leave home at 18!

That's why we’ve prepared this plan that, for the first time, is a life stage approach. It's a plan for families with babies right through to 25 year olds. It aims for a more seamless experience for families navigating the service system and young people moving from dependence to independence.

What you told us

During 2017 and early 2018 we asked you what you liked about raising children or growing up in Yarra and how Yarra could be a better community particularly for children, young people and their families.

More than 750 contributions were generously provided through conversations, workshops, online, emails, phone calls and activities.

A summary of what you told us is available here.

Now we’re asking your feedback on the draft plan which we hope reflects those ideas and priorities.

Have your say on the draft 0-25 Plan and first year actions by Friday 1 June.

Your comments will be considered as part of the final 4 Year Plan and Annual Action Plan considered by Council in July.

If you wish to discuss the draft Plan and Action Plan, need assistance to read documents or require a different language contact us on:

Phone: 9205 5555

Email: info@yarracity.vic.gov.au

What's your feedback on the priorities and first year actions?

Here's the seven priorities we identified based on what you told us and relevant data (identified in the strategy document). Please do also go into the draft plan to see the individual strategies we have identified to support the seven priorities.

Priority 1: The diversity and uniqueness of children, young people and their families is welcomed and celebrated Priority 2: Support children, young people and their families to be strong, resilient and resourceful Priority 3: Services for children, young people and their families are coordinated, responsive and evidence based Priority 4: Improve participation of children, young people and their families in learning, employment, education and training Priority 5: Improve the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families Priority 6: Strengthen inclusive and engaged communities through promoting participation of children, young people and their families Priority 7: A child friendly city provides for everyone

Do you agree that we identified the most important overall priorities?
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A link to the first year actions that support the priorities and strategies is in the project description and also in the document library to the right.

There are 72 smaller actions in all grouped under the seven priorities.

Do you agree that we have identified the right actions for year 1 of the four year strategy?
Do you agree that we have identified the right actions for year 1 of the four year strategy? Agree Not sure Disagree
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