Jacqueline McGowan-Jones was appointed as the Commissioner for Children and Young People for a five-year term commencing 4 January 2022.
The Commissioner works closely with children and young people, their families, community and government to make Western Australia a better place for 0 to 17 year-olds.
Ambassadors for Children and Young People are appointed in recognition of the significant role they play in Western Australia to support the wellbeing of children and young people and their families.
The Commissioner appoints Advisory Committees of children and young people who help inform the work of the office.
A small team supports the work of the Commissioner.
Planning and information documents that guide and reflect on the work of the Commissioner’s office.
All children and young people have the right to complain when they feel unsafe or believe they have not been treated fairly.
At the request of the Attorney General, in 2013 the Public Sector Commission undertook a statutory review of the Commissioner for Children and Young People Act 2006.
Every state and territory in Australia has a Commissioner and/or Guardian who represents the interests of children and young people.