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Knox City Council Youth Charter

The Knox City Council Youth Charter is a set of ten fundamental guiding principles.

These principles support our commitment to engaging with young people, as well as valuing and supporting their unique contributions to the community.

About the Charter

The Charter puts young people on the agenda for everyone at Council - not just youth workers.

See the Knox City Council Youth Charter

It helps us respond to the needs of young people in our:

  • planning
  • policy
  • advocacy
  • service delivery.

Development of the Charter

The Youth Charter was developed over a 12 month period in consultation with:

  • young people from across the municipality
  • local service providers
  • members of the broader community
  • Council staff.

It is linked to:

  • our organisational values
  • our commitment to effective community engagement
  • the Knox Vision 2025
  • the Council Plan.

We support the Charter throughout Knox City Council with training and resources for all staff.

Fundamental guiding principles

The ten guiding principles are to:

  • promote Council so young people know and understand more about what we do.
  • promote positive images of young people in the community.
  • actively encourage and respect young people's contributions to the community.
  • acknowledge and celebrate the diversity of young people in Knox.
  • hear young people's opinions and respond.
  • create opportunities for young people to have a say about what we do and how we do it.
  • continue to respond to the needs of young people and provide adequate and appropriate support and services.
  • foster links within the community, and develop resources and opportunities for young people to explore their interests and passions.
  • continue to explore more effective ways of letting young people know what is happening.
  • work with young people to come up with new and interesting ways to do things.

Need help?

Email youth@knox.vic.gov.au and we will get back to you.

Or call our Youth Services team on 9298 8000.

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