Child and Youth Wellbeing Framework

On 6 June 2018, the Minister for Human Services the Hon Roger Jaensch MP launched the updated Tasmanian Child and Youth Wellbeing Framework, fulfilling a key deliverable in the Strong Families, Safe Kids Implementation Plan. The framework articulates an agreed, common definition of child and youth wellbeing and provides a launch pad for a range of future initiatives.

The framework’s primary aim is to ensure that everyone, in all parts of Tasmania’s service system, as well as in the broader community, has a strong, common understanding of child and youth wellbeing. We need to build capacity and strengthen our families and communities across Tasmania to improve the wellbeing of children and young people. By doing this, it is possible to prevent problems from occurring and reduce the impact of problems that could otherwise escalate.

Tasmania’s common definition of wellbeing is based on six ‘domains’. It is inspired by The Nest, a national, evidence-based initiative on child and youth wellbeing developed by the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY).

Image of the six domains as outlined in the Tasmanian Child and Youth Wellbeing Framework

The framework includes a number of descriptors against each domain to help define child and youth wellbeing.

You can download a copy of the framework here:

Tasmanian Child and Youth Wellbeing Framework

Tasmanian Child and Youth Wellbeing Framework (accessible version)

Child and Family Wellbeing Assessment Tool

The Child and Family Wellbeing Assessment Tool is a flexible wellbeing assessment tool based around the six domains of wellbeing. It is available for use by all practitioners working with children, young people and their families.

More Information on the Child and Family Wellbeing Assessment Tool is available here:

Child and Family Wellbeing Assessment Tool