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Child and Youth Directory Searching Development of CYD  Governance Group


Child and Youth Directory

There are many services for children, young people and families in our local area, but sometimes they are hard to find.  The Child and Youth Directory brings local service-level information together in one place.  It  aims to help children, young people and families, schools, agencies and services to:

  • improve awareness of the child, youth, and family services systems, and
  • increase opportunity for people to find the services they need.

The Child and Youth Directory provides a comprehensive list of services and details about who the service is for, and how, when and where the service can be accessed.


The Child and Youth Directory allows searching for local services in a number of ways. This includes:

  • Who the service is for:

  • Selecting the level of need:

  • The local area:

  • Using the search bar:


Development of the Child and Youth Directory (CYD)

The Child and Youth Directory evolved from the joining of three projects.  The projects identified that simpler access to information about services would help both people using the services and service providers.  The projects were:

  1. Bayside Medicare Local (BML) Child and Families Directory project
  2. Youth Services Directory project from the School Focused Youth Services (SFYS) program, and
  3. Youth Mental Health Suicide Prevention project - a partnership of BML and community agencies.

The Child and Youth Directory project has been funded by SFYS and BML.  It has been developed by working with community agencies and services.

Governance Group

The Child and Youth Directory project is guided and supported by an Executive Committee.

Agency members are:

  • City of Glen Eira
  • City of Kingston
  • City of Port Phillip
  • City of Stonnington
  • Family Life
The Executive Committee continues to meet and ensure the Child and Youth Directory meets local needs.


The Child and Youth Directory acknowledges the generous support of Wyndham Council in developing a directory that would meet the needs of the community and service providers.    The Child and Youth Directory design is based upon the innovative work of Wyndham City Council Youth Services.

The Child and Youth Directory acknowledges the Kulin Nation, the traditional custodians of the land covered by the directory.  We pay our respect to the people, their culture, and their Elders past, present and future, and uphold their relationship to this land.

Further Information

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