Strategy for Children and Young People

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This consultation has closed. The Council considered submissions and adopted the Strategy for Children and Young People on 5 August 2021.

The final strategy will be published on our website in September.

This consultation was about:

Making Wellington a great place for children and young people to play, live, study and work


The children and young people of Wellington are the future of our city. We have a diverse, youthful, creative and talented population who are really interested in the challenges facing the city, Aotearoa and the world.

We want young Wellingtonians to live happy and fulfilling lives in the city, and we developed the strategy to help make this happen. It’s one of a number of plans and strategies which will help us to deliver on our 2040 vision for Wellington.


Our proposed approach

The draft Strategy for Children and Young People was based on six wellbeing outcomes set out by central government in its 2019 Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy. In 2020, we used these outcomes to have conversations with young Wellingtonians to understand what issues were important to them. This enabled us to develop six focus areas which will bring our vision to life:

Our central city: All children and young people feel safe in the city at any time of day

Hauora across the city: Spaces, places and programmes support the hauora (wellbeing) of children and young people throughout the city

The basics: Children and young people can access food, safe and healthy housing, and wrap-around support when experiencing homelessness

You belong: Wellington welcomes, celebrates and includes the diversity of all children and young people

Pathways: Wellington is a place that builds life-long learners

Participating in change: Young people taking on the world


What happened with this consultation

The draft strategy was open for consultation from 6 April to 24 May, and over 86 submissions were received.

The feedback received helped us develop the final strategy, which was approved by the the Social, Cultural & Economic Committee on 5 August 2021.

This consultation has closed. The Council considered submissions and adopted the Strategy for Children and Young People on 5 August 2021.

The final strategy will be published on our website in September.

This consultation was about:

Making Wellington a great place for children and young people to play, live, study and work


The children and young people of Wellington are the future of our city. We have a diverse, youthful, creative and talented population who are really interested in the challenges facing the city, Aotearoa and the world.

We want young Wellingtonians to live happy and fulfilling lives in the city, and we developed the strategy to help make this happen. It’s one of a number of plans and strategies which will help us to deliver on our 2040 vision for Wellington.


Our proposed approach

The draft Strategy for Children and Young People was based on six wellbeing outcomes set out by central government in its 2019 Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy. In 2020, we used these outcomes to have conversations with young Wellingtonians to understand what issues were important to them. This enabled us to develop six focus areas which will bring our vision to life:

Our central city: All children and young people feel safe in the city at any time of day

Hauora across the city: Spaces, places and programmes support the hauora (wellbeing) of children and young people throughout the city

The basics: Children and young people can access food, safe and healthy housing, and wrap-around support when experiencing homelessness

You belong: Wellington welcomes, celebrates and includes the diversity of all children and young people

Pathways: Wellington is a place that builds life-long learners

Participating in change: Young people taking on the world


What happened with this consultation

The draft strategy was open for consultation from 6 April to 24 May, and over 86 submissions were received.

The feedback received helped us develop the final strategy, which was approved by the the Social, Cultural & Economic Committee on 5 August 2021.

Your questions

Please enter your question about the Strategy for Children and Young People here. We monitor the site from 8:30am - 5pm Monday to Friday, and we aim to respond to you as soon as possible.  

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Page last updated: 07 September 2021, 10:22