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Process for developing the first child wellbeing strategy : cabinet paper Released by the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction (Jacinda Ardern) and the Minister for Children (Tracey Martin)

Contributor(s): Ardern, Jacinda [Minister for Child Poverty Reduction] | Martin, Tracey [Minister for Children].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: 2018Description: electronic document (12 pages) ; PDF file.Subject(s): New Zealand. Child Wellbeing Unit | CHILD POVERTY | CHILDREN | GOVERNMENT POLICY | WELLBEING | YOUNG PEOPLE | NEW ZEALANDOnline resources: Click here to access online | Child Wellbeing Unit | NZFVC news item Summary: This paper discusses the process for developing first child wellbeing strategy which will enhance and promote the wellbeing of children and young people in New Zealand. The Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, in her role as the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction, and the Minister for Children, Hon Tracey Martin, are jointly leading the development of the Government’s first Child Wellbeing Strategy. The Strategy is an opportunity to significantly improve the lives of New Zealand’s children. It will set out the actions the Government intends to take to improve the wellbeing of all New Zealand children. The Child Wellbeing Unit (CWU) has been established in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) to support Ministers in this work. The CWU’s role includes: - supporting the development of the Government Strategy to improve the wellbeing of all children in New Zealand; - working with others to identify actions and policies for improving child wellbeing, including the particular groups of children identified in the proposed legislation; - providing advice on other relevant matters. A subsequent paper outlining the scope and public engagement process was prepared in May 2018. These cabinet papers further information are available on the Child Wellbeing Unit website. See the NZFVC news item (May 2018) for further information. Record #5907
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Cabinet paper, January 2018.

This paper discusses the process for developing first child wellbeing strategy which will enhance and promote the wellbeing of children and young people in New Zealand.

The Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, in her role as the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction, and the Minister for Children, Hon Tracey Martin, are jointly leading the development of the Government’s first Child Wellbeing Strategy.

The Strategy is an opportunity to significantly improve the lives of New Zealand’s children. It will set out the actions the Government intends to take to improve the wellbeing of all New Zealand children.

The Child Wellbeing Unit (CWU) has been established in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) to support Ministers in this work.

The CWU’s role includes:

- supporting the development of the Government Strategy to improve the wellbeing of all children in New Zealand;
- working with others to identify actions and policies for improving child wellbeing, including the particular groups of children identified in the proposed legislation;
- providing advice on other relevant matters. A subsequent paper outlining the scope and public engagement process was prepared in May 2018. These cabinet papers further information are available on the Child Wellbeing Unit website. See the NZFVC news item (May 2018) for further information. Record #5907