Strategy for Children and Young People

This strategy gives context and direction to the work of the Council about the wellbeing of children and young people in Wellington.

Children and young people enjoying Wellington city in different locations.

About the strategy

The strategy was adopted on 5 August 2021. 

Children and young people of Wellington are the future of our city. We have a diverse, youthful, creative, and talented population who are motivated by the challenges facing the city, Aotearoa and the world. The strategy is to celebrate and support them.

The strategy comes with an action plan to improve Council's existing work programme and adds new initiatives like developing a youth hub in the central city and building more skateparks and facilities.

Read the full document for the strategic context and action plan, and to see how the strategy has been developed to align with the 2019 Government framework for Children and Young People:

Or get a quick overview with these colourful summaries for kids:

Other supporting documents

Two key reports were completed to support the development of the strategy.

The first report has data and analysis on:

  • the number of children and young people in Wellington
  • their participation in education, health, employment and recreation
  • their housing conditions
  • their feeling on safety and experiences.

Children and Young People in Wellington City key data 2020 (1.14MB PDF) Text version (2.94MB RTF)

The second report outlines the work the Council was already doing for children and young people (before developing the strategy) and discusses the pre-engagement to inform the strategy.

Children and Young People in Wellington City Current Council activity 2020 and pre-engagement (741KB PDF) Text version (1.06MB RTF)