Last year Community members and stakeholders across Burnie provided feedback to the Premier about the Child Youth Wellbeing Strategy.
The Department of Premier and Cabinet has just released its report on the achievements for the first year of the Strategy which includes a data snapshot for Tasmanian children and families wellbeing against specific indicators. This year’s report includes data for the First 1,000 Days for the first time.
The Department has committed to providing place-level data against the indicators so that the community can see how children are tracking over time. In the new year Burnie Works and Connected Beginnings will use this place-based data to understand where the areas are that we need to focus action as a community to create opportunities for improved outcomes for children. We know anecdotally what some of the challenges are but access to this data will help us to make sense of the stories of family’s experiences.
We will continue to work closely with the State Government next year on the place-level data and as it focuses on developing indicators for youth wellbeing.