Today I held my first meeting with Ambassadors for Children and Young People since my appointment as Commissioner.
As eminent Western Australians who hold extensive knowledge in their fields, the Ambassadors play a significant role in advocating for the health and wellbeing of children and young people, and share a common interest in supporting them and their families.
The purpose of the meeting was to gain Ambassadors’ input on the office’s focus areas over the next five years, share details of current projects, and discuss emerging issues affecting WA children and young people.
Importantly, we also discussed ways in which we could further evolve the role of Ambassadors this year to continue to raise community awareness and understanding of factors that affect children and young people’s wellbeing.
We currently have a group of 12 Ambassadors, and I am looking forward to announcing a new Ambassador later this month.
I very much appreciate the time of the Ambassadors today, all of whom have many commitments and busy schedules, and I am looking forward to working closely with them over the next five years.
Commissioner for Children and Young People