Engagement with children and young people
The Child Safety and Wellbeing (CSW) Service is leading a range of engagement activities with young Tasmanians under the Child Safety and Wellbeing Framework.
A summary of activities being undertaken in 2023-2024 is provided below.
Workshops with young Tasmanians about improving child safety
In April 2023, workshops with children and young people (aged 8 to 18 years) were held in Burnie, Hobart, and Launceston. Participants had all accessed Department of Health services. The workshops were supported by experts in engagement with children and young people, facilitators Dr Simon Spain and Victoria Ryle.
Participants shared their ideas on how they thought the Department could strengthen its service delivery to young Tasmanians. Their feedback and artwork are being turned into a book by Dr Simon Spain and Victoria Ryle, which will be distributed to Department service sites in late 2023.
Children and Young People Advisory Group
A new Children and Young People Advisory Group (CYPAG) was established in late 2023 to provide the Department with a regular way to engage with young Tasmanians.
The CSW Service will act as the secretariat for this group.
Have your say!
If you are a child/young person who would like to share your ideas about how we can improve, please contact us. Your feedback is valuable because it helps us learn what we are doing well and what we can improve on.
You can provide feedback by sending us an email to access one of our feedback “Me and My Health Journey” mini-books that you can draw or write your ideas and suggestions on.
What are we doing with the feedback we receive?
The feedback we receive through our engagement activities is collected and analysed by the CSW Service. The information is used to inform evaluation of the Child Safety and Wellbeing Framework, and other initiatives aimed at improving the experience of young Tasmanians accessing our services.
Any safeguarding issues raised through our engagement activities are actioned as per usual Departmental processes, including fulfilling Mandatory Reporting obligations. Any practical improvement suggestions are forwarded to relevant work areas for their consideration.
If you have any questions about our engagement activities, reach out to [email protected]