OUR FACE TO FACE TOOLKIT
So you have decided that you want to talk with
children and young people about what they think
should be in the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy?
There are 3 steps to follow:
1 Ask children and young people questions
2 Choose the approach you will use to
talk to them
3. Action what you have heard.
Ask children and young people
these three questions…
1. What does a good life mean
for children and young people in
Aotearoa New Zealand?
2. What can get in the way of children
and young people having a good life?
3. What helps children and young
people to have a good life?
There are no limits on the ways that these
questions can be asked. We encourage you to
adjust the questions to suit the children and
young people you are talking with.
In most discussions with children and young
people, you will have additional questions
that increase the chances of obtaining in
depth responses. For example if a child says
they are unhappy because they can’t play,
you might ask.
• Can you help me understand why you
• Can you tell me more about why you
Choose the approach you
will use to talk to children
and young people
There are lots of dierent ways to talk with
children and young people, and you will
have your own fun ways of doing this.
If you want other ideas for activities
you could use go to:
Good face to face engagement requires
planning and preparation. It may also
require some resources. Some costs include
providing kai, hiring a venue, koha for
participants, and costs to buy resources
such as art equipment. You will need to
factor these costs into your planning and
For more information about preparing for
face to face engagement check out: