About the Yarra Youth Policy
The draft Yarra Youth Policy was developed as part of an integrated policy platform that will complement the Early Years Plan 2013 – 2016 and the Middle Years Strategy 2013 – 2016 to be developed later in the year. This will mean there will be a policy continuum in Yarra from birth to early adulthood (0 - 25 years).
The policy is supported by a three-year Action Plan that details the key goals, actions and outcomes that are proposed for the next three years to implement the policy across Council.
Council has used the feedback received for extensive consultations with young people and their families, households, schools, community agencies and youth service providers to develop the draft policy
Consultations with young people, the community and the sector
From March to June 2013, an extensive consultation process was undertaken with young people and their families, schools, community agencies, youth service providers and internal Council branches in order to get a comprehensive understanding of:
- key issues and challenges for young people aged 12 to 25 years and their families who live, work, study and/or visit the municipality;
- key issues and challenges for community agencies and the youth service sector working with young people in Yarra;
- identification of youth services and programs that are currently working well and those that are not, service gaps and areas for improvement; and
- key directions and priority actions for the next three years.
Findings from consultations are outlined in the Yarra Youth Policy Consultation Report 2013:
Yarra Youth Policy Consultation Report 2013 (482.02 KB)
Yarra Youth Policy Consultation Report 2013 (1.67 MB)
Youth Strategy and Action Plan 2009-2013
In 2009, Council endorsed the Yarra Youth Services Strategy 2009 - 2013 - a four year document that provided the strategic direction and framework for the delivery of services and programs for young people from 2009 to 2013.
The strategy is available here:
Youth Strategy and Action Plan 2009-2013 (332.44kB)
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Young People and Middle Years Coordinator