Children’s rights and needs in an adult world

What really matters? Rethinking how we value Australia’s children
Thursday 26 July, 1030 – 1050


Linda Savage
Valuing Children Initiative

With the unprecedented focus on children today, and the efforts of hundreds of organisations, thousands of individuals, as well as parents, carers and all levels of government, why is it that children are not faring as well as they should be? What is missing in our attempts to ensure all children have the safe and supportive childhood they deserve and have a right to expect in modern, affluent Australia? This presentation will examine the role our attitudes to children have on their safety and wellbeing, and what we currently know about attitudes to children in Australia.