The Queensland Government is developing the Queensland Youth Strategy. For the first time young people are front and centre informants for the strategy as they are the experts on what is most important to them.
This new strategy will shape our government's policies and actions to meet the changing and diverse needs and goals of young people in Queensland, both today and into the future.
To ensure young Queenslanders had their say on what will be in the new strategy, a partnership with the Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) Queensland was formed to develop and roll out the QYS Engagement Framework.
Twenty QYS Future Building Forums were run across the state to include young people who might otherwise not have a say, such as those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, out-of-home care, rural or remote locations, as well as young carers. These forums were held by PCYCs and/or local youth service providers during March and April 2016.
An online survey was also available, as well as pop-up booths at National Youth Week events, and forums run by independent agencies. The engagement phase concluded at the end of April.
A whole-of-government QYS Senior Officers Group has also been formed to provide feedback to government agencies on the views of young people.
For more information on the strategy’s development, please contact the Office for Youth on phone (07) 3037 2991 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.