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. Every child is unique and may be affected by homelessness in a range of different ways.

Effective and responsive services:

  • Recognise that children are individuals with separate and different needs, wishes and aspirations to those of their parents, siblings and other children;
  • Identify each child's developmental and other unique needs and the ways that children would like to be supported.

Booklet: I'm One of a Kind

This booklet provides ideas about why it's important to see each child as unique and special; websites on child development; ideas about how to explore children's needs and wishes; thoughts about culture and working with families from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other culturally diverse backgrounds; and information on child-centred, family-focused assessment.

Booklet: I'm One of a Kind (PDF, 2.3MB)

Poster: I'm One of a Kind (PDF, 588KB)


Some of the tools from the Kids Central Toolkit are also available to download below, including:

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