The development of a new policy aimed at improving government support for young Victorians has begun, and input from young people and those who work to support them is being sought.
The new youth policy aims to improve outcomes for young people aged 12 to 24 years, especially those who are disadvantaged and disengaged.
Once finalised, the policy will build a coordinated approach to:
- youth issues across government
- increasing the focus on early intervention and prevention
- strengthening engagement and involvement by young people in policies and programs that affect them.
An online platform is available for young people, their families and carers, community leaders, schools and organisations providing support for young people to come together and discuss their thoughts and ideas.
Getting involved is easy! Just visit consult.youthcentral.vic.gov.au and click on the section most relevant to you. The consultation closing date is 30 October.