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Vision for Children and Young People

Government of Japan Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Japan 1 July 2010 Policy document human development, Social Inclusion

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In response to the enforcement of the Act on Promotion of Development and Support for Children and Young People (Act No. 71 of 2009), this “Vision for Children and Young People” has been prepared as a replacement for the “National Youth Development Policy” (determined in December 2008).

The key principles of this policy are:
(1) Respect the best interests of children and young people
(2) Children and young people are partners living with adults
(3) Provide support for children and young people to establish themselves and to become
proactive members of society
(4) Implement comprehensive support according to the situation of each individual child or
young person at multiple levels across the whole of society
(5) Reconsider how our adult society should be

The priority issues are:
(1) Assist children and young people to learn how to live active and happy lives
(2) Support children, young people and their families facing difficulties
(3) Develop various supporters to implement measures at the local level


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