How is ‘wellbeing’ defined?

The meaning of ‘wellbeing’ is informed by existing frameworks.

The term ‘wellbeing’ is not defined for the purposes of the Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS), to allow a broad understanding of the term that is relevant to different sectors.

In the early childhood sector, your understanding of child wellbeing should be informed by:

  • the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework
  • the Child Safe Standards
  • the human rights framework, which protects a child’s right to develop to their full potential, access services to support their health and education, participate in their communities and be protected from harm.

Practice tip: Use your professional judgment and understanding of child wellbeing in your setting to inform your practice.

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