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Key Performance Indicators

Key Effectiveness Indicator 1.1

Extent to which children and young people in various regions of the State are consulted


It is a responsibility of the Commissioner to consult with a broad range of children and young people throughout WA each year. The scope and goals for this are set out in the Commissioner for Children and Young People Act 2006 (the Act) and the Commissioner's Strategic Directions. Consultation will comprise a number of discrete projects, involving the Commissioner (or the staff of the office, or a consultant/contractor employed to act on the Commissioner’s behalf) seeking the considered views of children and young people on a range of issues in both metropolitan and regional locations across Western Australia.


2,000 children and young people consulted


Note 1 – The online number represents children and young people from the metropolitan and regional areas. The identification of regional participants was not possible across all the online platforms, and therefore the volume of responses has been collated together.

Note 2 – The number of children and young people consulted in 2020-21 was significantly higher due to the Speaking Out Survey 2021, which was a large-scale  research project. The next Speaking Out Survey project is not intended until 2025. 

Note 3 – In 2022-23, the CCYP has exceeded its target mainly due to an online vaping survey that was conducted by the Commissioner with 3,235 young people  responding to the survey.

Key Effectiveness Indicator 1.2

Extent to which issues impacting upon children and young people are researched, advocated and promoted


The Commissioner’s role includes analysing and interpreting the information collected through the consultation and research process to identify issues and trends affecting children and young people. The Commissioner is responsible for making representations that explore the impact of these issues, and advocate for and promote the views of children and young people and matters that are in the best interests of their wellbeing.


250 representations


Note 1 – Representations include submissions; publications; evidence to Parliamentary inquiries and committees; presentations and speeches; media articles; forums  and seminars; strategic advocacy meetings, support for research proposals; and community consultations.

Note 2 – In 2022-23, the CCYP has exceeded their target.

Key Efficiency Indicators

Consultation, research, and the promotion of the wellbeing of children and young people are services provided by the Commissioner, and the scope and goals for these are  prescribed in the Act. The key efficiency indicators measure the level of resources used to deliver the services.

Key Efficiency indicators 


Note 1 – The unit cost per child was less than the 2022-23 target reflecting the increased number of consultations held online (including an online vaping survey), and greater opportunities for larger-sized group consultations creating efficiencies and economies of scale.

Note 2 – The unit cost per representation was less than the 2022–23 target due to the actual number of representations exceeding the target. An increasing number of strategic advocacy meetings held by the Commissioner now occur in a virtual meeting format.

Explore the 2022-23 Annual Report