The South Australian Government is committed to supporting a culture of high-quality and effective stakeholder and community engagement. Good engagement helps create better decisions by bringing the voices of citizens and stakeholders into the issues that are relevant to them.

The Better Together website provides a range of tools and advice for best practice engagement. Better Together: A practical guide to effective engagement with young people was developed through a partnership between the Department of Human Services (DHS), the Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC) and the Youth Affairs Council of South Australia (YACSA) and is a starting point for engagement with young people in decision making processes.


Strong Futures Action

4.6 Support government departments to undertake best practice engagement with young people


Department of Human Services & Partner Agencies



Outcomes Framework for Children and Young People

Domain: 5. Young South Australians participate actively in society

Indicator: 5.2 Children and young people participate in decisions that affect them directly and the wider society