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CBCity is a proud supporter of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Our City is home to a vibrant and culturally-diverse population, with a large proportion of the residents aged under 18-years-old. We are committed to upholding children's rights and, in particular, to making the City of Canterbury Bankstown a child-friendly City. Our aim is for children and young people to be active participants in the community, where they are acknowledged as equal citizens, and where their opinions are valued.
In order to inform future planning and continue developing our City in child friendly ways, we needed to assess the current status of our children's overall wellbeing. This encompasses their health, safety, learning and development, leisure and participation.
So, we did some research and spoke to a lot of people in our community to understand their thoughts and hear about what they want, especially children and young people.
Our Child Friendly CBCity Report and Report Summary in child friendly language, outlines what we found and how community members believe we can make our City a more child friendly place.
The Report identifies those areas where we are doing well, areas where improvements can be made, as well as other areas that require more data.
Children in our City are already doing well in many ways, and we are dedicated to the ongoing reporting and monitoring of their wellbeing. We look forward to a future where all children are healthy, and are developing and learning well. In becoming a child friend City, we strive to allow our children to feel safe, enjoy plenty of natural outdoor spaces and opportunities for leisure, and participate freely within communities.
Council uses its knowledge to advocate for policies and practices which will assist children, young people and their families.
We advise the community about our approaches and join with other community agencies and corporations and businesses to find the best ways of helping children and young people.
We have established a city wide network of children's services. This provides all educators an opportunity to share information and ideas; to learn and grow together, to support each other in providing quality education and care for children in our City.
For more information, or if you have any specific questions, contact Council's Manager Children's Services on 9789 9429.