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54 reasons – Australia’s leading child rights organisation

Amplifying children’s voices is what we do

In 2022 we revealed a new name for our work in Australia, 54 reasons, representing each of the 54 articles in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. As 54 reasons, we proudly remain part of the Save the Children Australia Group. This change was guided by the children we work with here, who told us they wanted something of their own – something more accessible, relevant, playful and engaging. We listened, and now we’ve acted. 

Championing children in Australia in all their diversity

Championing children in Australia in all their diversity

At 54 reasons, we're here to make sure children experience their rights in real and meaningful ways – to put it into practice, and prove it matters now more than ever. With the child’s voice at the centre, we provide quality services to children and their caregivers, advocating with them so that they develop and learn, and are connected, safe and confident.
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A right to enjoy culture

Watch the children who attend our Mooroopna Kindergarten in Northern Victoria as they pay their respects to the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which they learn and play.
Carrying on our fearless foundation and values

Carrying on our fearless foundation and values

Over 100 years ago, an extraordinary woman named Eglantyne Jebb started Save the Children. She was distressed by the starvation and suffering of children after the first world war, so she went about raising funds to feed these children. She then went on to write the five core principles that later formed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Today, 54 reasons remains inspired by her courage, carrying on her determination in all that we do.

A force for change in every state and territory 

We're part of the communities in which we work, delivering local services in every state and territory – across regions, remote areas and capital cities – that help children and young people improve their life outcomes. We exist so that children’s rights are experienced and understood, and wherever we work, child rights underpins everything we do. 

Our people are proudly local

Our people are proudly local

Our workforce is over 680 people strong, and as diverse as the communities we serve. We are a passionate group of Child Development Specialists, Teachers, Youth Workers, Family Support Practitioners, and more. We are led by an experienced management team – each with strong community connections and sector knowledge. No matter the role, our people bring ideas, guts, and energy to everything they do – to achieve the best possible outcomes for children and their families.
Children’s rights are the foundation of our practice

Children’s rights are the foundation of our practice

Our practice framework, child i view, recognises that an investment in a child rights approach is the best framing for why we do what we do and how to be effective. child i view helps us to be clear about what is expected of us as a child rights organisation, and guides us in delivering skilled, evidence-informed and relationship-based practice with children, families and communities to support them to reach their full potential. Anything else is a compromise we are not willing to make.
Good intentions are not enough

Good intentions are not enough

Our Outcomes Framework is designed to tell our impact story, and outlines five high-level outcomes for the children, young people, caregivers, and communities we work with. As Australia’s leading child rights organisation, we are committed to making sure all children and young people know their rights, and that we are accountable to them through the work we do.
Our promise to children and young people

Our promise to children and young people

These promises  have been developed in consultation with kids of all ages, cultures, and abilities, and reflect what they told us is most important to them. To uphold Our Promise we must embody and embed these commitments at the forefront of our work, ensuring we communicate and reaffirm these with children and young people. We want every child to have the chance to fulfil their dreams.
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All children have a right to be safe and happy

All children have a right to be safe and happy

Having a tough time and need someone to talk to right now? Or are you worried about a friend or family member? It might be hard to talk about it but its okay to ask for help. No problem is too big or too small and it’s best to share your thoughts early. The following services have trained staff on the phone every day of the year, and any hour of the day,  to listen and help you out – and every conversation is confidential.
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