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Voice of the Child

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Element Aims

Recognising each child and young person’s right to be heard and to have a voice in all decisions affecting them.

"What might this look like at my school?"

Matters affecting children and young adults are heard and understood from the child or young adult’s perspective.

Children and young adults participate in designing, implementing and assessing programs.

Children and young adults are aware there are policies and processes in place to support them.

CEWA actively encourages schools to provide a variety of opportunities to raise their concerns and worries.

Concerns and worries raised by children and young adults are taken seriously, and their needs and ideas are carefully considered.

The safety of the child or young adult is the priority in decision making.

Children and young adults, particularly those who have experienced neglect or abuse, are offered information and support to understand what constitutes healthy and respectful relationships with peers, family and staff.

Self-esteem and confidence of children and young adults is supported with training to foster self-assertiveness.

Protective behaviours curriculum is taught and integrated.