The Commissioner for Children and Young People developed the Wellbeing Monitoring Framework to monitor and report on the wellbeing of Western Australian children and young people.
The Framework consists of three different types of data and research. Edition Two reports were published in July 2014 and update Edition One, published in February 2012.
The State of Western Australia’s Children and Young People - Edition Two
Provides a picture of how children and young people are faring according to 40 key measures of children and young people's wellbeing. The report can be used by agencies to determine areas where children and young people’s wellbeing is of concern and where resources should be allocated.
Building Blocks – Best practice programs that improve the wellbeing of children and young people
Together, Building Blocks Edition One and Edition Two list and describe 126 best practice and promising programs from WA and other states and territories. The reports can be used by agencies to identify evidence-based programs that may be suitable, with adaption for local needs, to address areas where children and young people’s wellbeing is of concern.
Profile of Children and Young People in Western Australia
Contains a range of socio-demographic information based on existing research and data. In 2014, this report was published within The State of Western Australia’s Children and Young People – Edition Two. The report can be used by agencies to access information that is relevant to the allocation of resources for children and young people across the State.
Report by chapter
The Commissioner has published a series of policy briefs that relate to the priority areas identified in Edition Two.
Policy briefs are discussions of specific issues highlighted in the Commissioner's major reports.
Housing and homelessness: the impact on the wellbeing of WA children and young people - March 2015 (PDF 100KB) (Word 194KB)
Obesity and its impacts on the wellbeing of WA children and young people - November 2014 (Word 209KB)
The Health of Aboriginal Children and Young People in Western Australia - January 2015 (Word 209KB)
All other policy briefs can be accessed via the resources section of this website.
For more information about the Wellbeing Monitoring Framework, contact the Commissioner's office on (08) 6213 2297 or email us
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