Child and Youth Health

This page provide links to Child Health and Youth Health

Page last updated: 15 October 2013

Child Health

A good start in life is important to the health and wellbeing of children. This page outlines many of the activities being undertaken to enhance child health and wellbeing. More information on Child Health is available on this Web Site.

National Framework for Neonatal Hearing Screening

This document provides an overarching framework which outlines the principles of a National Approach to Neonatal Hearing Screening.The framework provides high level guidance for a progressive implementation of Neonatal Hearing Screening in Australia.

The National Framework has been developed in consultation with jurisdictions with an aim of achieving harmonisation of their efforts. It is intended as a resource for jurisdictions to use when developing neonatal hearing screening services.

The National Framework was endorsed by the Community Care and Population Health Principal Committee of the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council in August 2013.

Youth Health

Despite Australia's increasing wealth and generally high level of education, many indicators of developmental health and wellbeing are showing adverse trends amongst children and adolescents. More information on Youth Health is available on this Web Site.

The National Framework for Universal Child and Family Health Services (The Framework) - The Framework outlines the core services that all Australian children (from birth to eight years) and families should receive at no financial cost to themselves, regardless of where they live, and how and where they access their health care. The Framework was developed through a strong partnership between the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments and the non-government sector.

Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care - The National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009 – 2020 was endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments on 30 April 2009. It represents a long-term, national approach to help protect all Australian children and was developed through a strong partnership between governments and the non-government sector.