The Youth Interagency Overview
The Broken Hill Youth Interagency provides local services the opportunity to meet, share ideas and resources, and it provides a great networking and support opportunity for local youth workers and services.
Members meet on a monthly basis, with a purpose of facilitating effective multi agency responses to local issues relating to young people and youth services in Broken Hill. The sharing of relevant and current information is also very important and is one of the interagency main purposes.
Youth Services provision in Broken Hill is complex and involves many service providers. Within the region, Youth Services are currently delivered by, Commonwealth, State, and Local Government agencies, project groups, and a host of organisations within the non government sector.
The provides an opportunity for Youth Sector Workers to share information relevant to their service/organisation with other colleagues and discuss issues of mutual concern and interest. This is designed to help build on already existing structures and systems. Students, Young people and the community can participate in the Broken Hill Youth Interagency and attend interagencies when required to raise issues or provide feedback to the interagency.
The Broken Hill Youth Interagency is designed to enhance the approach to Youth Service provision in Broken Hill. The Broken Hill Youth Interagency recognises and acknowledges the identity associated with individual projects/programs and the differences between them, while providing a platform upon which the relevant services/organisations can utilise the Broken Hill Youth Interagency to assist in celebrating our achievements or raising issues of concern in the region.
The Broken Hill Youth Interagency is committed to implementing and evaluating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, a treaty that Australia has signed and is responsible under legislation to implement and evaluate, continuously upholding the best interests of children and young people within our community.
The project will reduce youth binge drinking by educating young people, increasing community awareness about the harmful effects of alcohol, and promote community roles and responsibilities in relation to youth binge drinking.
Provide young people with the knowledge to make informed choices in relation to alcohol and levels of intoxication, and increase the social acceptance among young people of choosing to drink responsibly.