Principle 2: I'm One of a Kind Children are individuals with unique needs and wishes. They have entitlements to a voice of their own and have intrinsic value in themselves as well as in being members of families.
Principle 3: My Family is Special Children are usually best supported within their families. Respectful connections with families foster partnerships to promote children's safety.
Principle 4: Make It Fun Environments surrounding children are child-friendly and provide them with opportunities to develop and grow.
Principle 5: Keep Me in the Loop Children are provided with information and given opportunities to participate in decision-making processes that affect their lives.
Principle 6: Who Else Matters? Children and families live in communities with strengths and resources. The best outcomes are often achieved in partnership with other who can assist children and families in an ongoing way.
Booklet for Children: All About Me (PDF, 4.3MB) This assessment booklet for children provides a way for them to record their thoughts and ideas, and share these with their worker. It includes an agreement whereby children can specify what they are comfortable with their worker sharing with others.
Poster: Children's Rights (PDF, 1.2MB) This poster provide information to children and young people about their rights when involved in research with the Institute of Child Protection Studies.
VACCA has redeveloped five tools from the Kids Central Toolkit, Child's Voice', specifically for Aboriginal children, which provides talking tips and guidance for using the tools with Aboriginal children. Click here for more information and to access the Child's Voice resource.