Online tools and resources for supporting services and practitioners to implement child-centred approaches.
The tools and resources are part of the Kids Central Toolkit. The Institute of Child Protection Studies developed the toolkit in 2007, in partnership with the ACT Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services (now the Community Services Directorate), and support from the community sector. It was developed in response to a research project conducted by the Institute on experiences of homelessness for children. The research involved interviewing children, parents and workers at services supporting homeless families. It found that services greatly benefited from adopting a child-centred approach.
The Kids Central Toolkit aims to provide workers and services with information, resources and tools to use child-centred approaches in their work with children, young people and families.
The Toolkit is based around six key principles that support child-centred practice, and each principle includes a range of tools and resources, which are available to download.