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young people. We need suitably coordi-
nated and networked national school and
com munity programs that can ably cater for
the volume of young pregnant and parent-
ing people across the country. No single
national solution will improve outcomes for
all pregnant and parenting young people,
but the formation of partnerships will help
us find and systematise diverse solutions
that will help nationally and at the local
level to improve outcomes for young people
and their children.
We need new partnership and co-
operation agreements between all levels
of govern ment and our communities to
ensure schooling is socially just and fully
develops the talents and capacities of all
students. Schools First has provided sig-
nificant funding and corporate expertise
and support to CCCares and the AYPPN
to do exactly that. T
* Names have been changed.
Peter Clayden is Deputy Principal of
Canber ra College.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (2008).
Table 9: Births, Summary statistics for
Australia -- 1997 to 2007. Available at
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Jeon, S-H., Kalb, G. & Vu, H. (2008).
Teen age mothers income support,
educ ation and paid work: the dynam -
ics of welfare participation. Melbourne
Institute of Applied Economics and
Social research. Final report prepared
for Commonwealth Department of
Educ ation, Employment and Workplace
relations under the Social Policy
Research Agree ment
Ministerial Council on Education,
Employment, Training and Youth Affairs
(now Ministerial Council for Education ,
Early Childhood Development and
Youth Affairs) (2008). Melbourne
Declaration on Educ ational Goals for
Declaration_ on_the_ Educational_
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