Vision and Values

The Child and Adolescent Health Service's (CAHS) purpose, values and guiding principles are outlined in the Strategic Plan for 2023-25.

Why we exist

We serve all children and young people across WA so they can achieve their best health and wellbeing, now and into the future. 

Our values

  • Compassion
  • Collaboration
  • Equity
  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Accountability

Guiding principles

CAHS has four guiding principles that we apply to everything we do and every decision we make. They will be central to how we implement our strategic plan.

Child first

We place children, young people, and their families first and foremost in everything we do

Safety and quality

We do not compromise the safety and quality of the care we provide


We always hold ourselves to the highest possible standards


We strive to use our resources responsibly

Strategic plan

Read the Child and Adolescent Health Service strategic plan for 2023 - 2025 to find out more.