What role can Young People play?

YOUNG PEOPLE PLAY THEIR PART TO PROTECT AND CARE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN THEIR COMMUNITY BY BEING A POSITIVE INFLUENCE AND STANDING UP FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IF THEY NEED SUPPORT.

Be a positive role model. Children look up to those who are older than them, so make your influence positive.
Find ways to connect with other young people in your area. This might be through sport, drama, music or by spending time in your local park. Look out for new people and make them feel included and welcome.

AS A FRIEND:

AS A YOUNG PERSON

-Treat your partner with respect and love.
-Be a good listener and be interested in your partner’s life.
-Be aware of your behaviour and take responsibility for it, what you say and how you say it.
-Understand that there are good times and hard times.
-Support and encourage your partner.
-Enjoy spending time together and spending time apart.

IF YOURE A YOUNG CARER:

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VANESSA LOCKE

WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO “PLAY YOUR PART” TO PROTECT AND CARE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN YOUR COMMUNITY:

Being a young person of 19 years-of-age and having two younger siblings I feel that I am a role model for them and all their friends in the community. One of my siblings has an intellectual disability makeing him and the friends he goes to school with even more vunerable in the community. I feel a responsibility to make others understand tollerance and acceptance of children who have any kind of disability, as inclusion and support is key to a healthy environment for all.

VICTORIA C : YFOUNDATIONS AND ULTIMO TAFE, SYDNEY

WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO “PLAY YOUR PART” TO PROTECT AND CARE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN YOUR COMMUNITY:

I have participated in the Love Bites program. Currently studying youth work, where I am learning about protecting young people and being aware of their needs and helping young people create a future that they want for themselves. I am also doing work placement at Yfoundations where I am involved in advocacy, policy work, learning about sexual health and young people, youth homelessness and juvenile justice. I am keeping children safe and cared for in my community by educating myself about the issues and concerns for the young people in Australia.