The goal of the Inner Gippsland Children and Youth Area Partnership is to ensure by 2030 all children in Inner Gippsland will have the best opportunity to be developmentally on track when they start school.
Currently, one in five children (20.6 per cent, or 450 children) in Inner Gippsland are developmentally vulnerable in one or more domains. The Area Partnership identified that current services struggle to meet the needs of children, young people and families who are vulnerable.
The Area Partnership is working to change the trajectory of the 450 developmentally vulnerable children by driving change at different points across their life cycle and in the service system. We recognise that action is required at different points to drive sustainable change. The partnership has 10 taskforces that are contributing to achieving this goal.
The Inner Gippsland Children and Youth Area Partnership works across the lands of the Gunaikurnai and Wurundjeri peoples. We acknowledge their Elders past and present and their continuing connection to their Country. We acknowledge the important place of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who live in our area as the first people of Australia.
We are proud to welcome people from all cultural, religious and language backgrounds as part of our community.