Participation can take many forms including sports and recreation activities; children and young people being able to have their ideas about their home, school and government heard; and being able to participate in social media and online discussions, safely and appropriately.
What participating means to children and young people:
Most of all, supporting participation for children and young people requires respecting and understanding the value of their input as well as listening, learning and acting on it. Children and young people should be actively invited and encouraged to be involved in activities or events and able to make a choice about whether to take part and how. Supporting participation means removing barriers to involvement, or creating incentives for children and young people to take part.
There is a lot of activity already underway across government, the community and business sectors to ensure children and young people can participate in their communities. For example, there are numerous community sport, art, culture and recreation programs and assistance to help families pay for things like sports registration and equipment.
There is more to do and we want to hear your ideas to ensure children and young people can participate in their communities...
Tell us how we can make Tasmania the best place for children and young people. You can get creative by sharing art, stories or poems, writing a postcard directly to the Premier about your hopes and dreams for children and young people, or taking a short survey. Your responses will help us develop Tasmania's Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy for 0-25 year olds.
Upload your drawings, paintings, stories or poems that express your hopes and dreams for children and young people in Tasmania. Your work could end up being published in the first ever Tasmanian Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy for 0-25 year olds!
Send a postcard to the Premier
Write a postcard directly to the Premier letting him know what your hopes and dreams are for children and young people in Tasmania.
Share your ideas via a survey
Take this short survey to let us know your ideas to improve the wellbeing of children and young people in Tasmania.