The State of Buloke's Children & Young People Report
The State of Buloke’s Children & Young People Report delivers in-depth and insightful information from a large variety of respected sources to assist everyone who supports and engages with children and young people in the Buloke Shire.
We all know good planning requires good data. Data can help us to plan our efforts and resources, advocate for our needs; and help us to measure our progress over time.
This report presents a broad range of data related to the key indicators of health, educational attainment and community wellbeing of Buloke children & young people (0-18 years of age). It highlights both the areas in which Buloke children and young people are doing well and those which must be addressed for all of our children and young people to thrive and succeed in adulthood. The report prompts reflection on what factors are contributing to healthy development, and where effort and advocacy needs to be focussed.
However data is only the first part of the story and is intended to be complemented and built on by a series of local discussion and community conversations.
It is hoped these conversations will include highlighting the success of local service activities and examples of what is working well, pose questions for further discussion and provide additional interpretation of some data. We hope it will evoke a sense of pride in what has been achieved and stimulate collective responsibility for areas that necessitate improvement.
A series of ‘snapshots’ and summaries have been created to facilitate further conversations, reflection and discussion. It takes a village to raise a child/young person and it is hoped that these conversations will empower families and communities to be actively involved in ensuring all of Buloke’s children and young people thrive.