Ipswich Children’s Voices was a live streamed child-led discussion designed and delivered in partnership with Mission Australia. The event held on the 26th of October 2020 was part of Council’s official launch of its Children, Young People and Families Policy and Mission Australia's Children’s Voice project.

The event was held during National Children’s Week. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the event took the form of a physically-distanced discussion panel and was live streamed.

Four children from Goodna State School, Leichhardt State School, Redbank Plains State School and Riverview State School led the discussion. The panel included local community, council and service representatives. The panel discussion centred on:

Who participated?

  • 4 Students leading the discussion
  • 6 panelists
  • 4 schools virtually conferencing the discussion
  • 67 live stream viewers
  • 50 views of the discussion since the live stream

What did we hear

The questions posed by students were well-considered, comprehensive and important. Panellists drew on a combination of their personal and professional experience in Ipswich in their responses. They highlighted the following important points:

In order to connect the community

To make a safe community for children

To support cultural connection

To help children to thrive

Hear the discussion and see the children's artwork