Significant issues impacting the agency
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
The Commissioner will continue to monitor and support the response to recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The Commissioner will remain focused on promoting the use of child safe policies and practices to Western Australian organisations through the Child Safe Organisations project and supporting agencies to implement appropriate responses to harmful sexual behaviours in children and young people.
The Commissioner will continue to investigate and report on key aspects of WA children and young people’s wellbeing based on outcomes described in the Wellbeing Monitoring Framework.
Vulnerability Speakers Series
Improving outcomes for vulnerable children and young people is an important priority for the Commissioner. Over the next year, the Commissioner will continue to promote and monitor progress on the recommendations of his Vulnerability Speaker Series report, Improving the odds for WA’s vulnerable children and young people, which was tabled in Parliament in May 2019.
Speaking Out Survey
The Commissioner will work closely with Telethon Kids Institute to conduct the analysis of the Speaking Out Survey data from more than 4,500 WA children and young people who shared their views on important topics related to their health and wellbeing. Findings will be published in early 2020.