Measurement and accountability for child wellbeing outcomes in Australia: Preliminary issues paper for improving indicators of child wellbeing in Australia

National child and family wellbeing targets — being accountable for what matters for children and families
Thursday 26 July, 1300 – 1420

Presenters

Dr Peter Walsh
The Benevolent Society

Abstract
The primary purpose of this paper is to facilitate an informed discussion across those stakeholders concerned with Australian children’s wellbeing to possibly develop an enhanced set of frameworks and indicators to measure child wellbeing in a meaningful way. Such a framework could be used as a tool for greater accountability for state and federal governments and the community services sector for improving child wellbeing.