Development of a Youth Safety Strategy

The Youth Safety Strategy is included in the 2017 Youth Strategy youTHRIVE. The aim of the Strategy is keep young people safe from relationship, family and sexual violence. It complements the South Australian Government's A Right to Safety, the next phase of the Women's Safety Strategy.

In late 2016 and early 2017, the Office for Youth hosted three stakeholder workshops to explore the interrelated issues of homelessness and relationship, family and sexual violence. About 80 representatives from youth, domestic violence and mainstream service sectors attended across the workshop series and contributed to the early development of the South Australian Youth Safety Strategy.

The Youth Safety Strategy will focus on addressing the issues for young people who may experience or engage in relationship, family or sexual violence. The Youth Safety Strategy will be a template for action, to better recognise and respond to the particular needs of young people.

Update March 2017. The next phase in the development of the Strategy is to gather the views of young people. As a first step to ongoing engagement, young people involved with agencies that participated in the workshop series will be asked to provide their input into the development of the Strategy.