Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth

About Us

ARACY helps children achieve a better life.

We focus on prevention, heading off problems before they arise.

We do this by discovering and spreading news on what research tells us are the best practical ways to overcome disadvantage early and set children on a positive future path.

We bring together researchers, policy makers in government, people delivering services, children and youth to learn from each other.

They have told us that what matters most are: love and safety; meeting material needs like food, clothing and housing; health; learning; a chance to participate in decision making; and pride in culture and identity.

We work on these through a national action plan called The Nest.

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