National policy on child safety and wellbeing: Where have we been? Where should we be going?

What really matters? Rethinking how we value Australia’s children
Thursday 26 July, 1050 – 1110


Brian Babington
Families Australia

Brian Babington will canvas the main achievements of, and future directions for, the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009–2020 —the first-ever national plan of action to promote child safety and wellbeing adopted by the Council of Australian Governments. With the National Framework due to conclude in 2020, he will explore future scenarios. One option is to devise an overarching national plan for child wellbeing, encompassing several wellbeing domains, including but not limited to protecting children, akin to Scotland’s “Getting it Right for Every Child” initiative.