I had the opportunity this week to personally thank some of the 12 peer leaders who have worked to capture the views of almost 300 culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) children and young people as part of my most recent consultation.
Members of the CALD consultation reference group and the Youth Affairs Council of WA also attended the thank you function at my office to mark the release of two publications from the consultation, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children and Young People Speak Out and This Is Me, a booklet of 15 profiles of young people.
The 12 peer leaders did an outstanding job in helping us to shape the consultation and supported young people in their local communities to complete the survey in different ways, either written down by the participant, or scribed by the peer leader, in English or in another language.
For our office, this has been a valuable exercise in trialling a new approach in reaching children and young people and one that we will likely apply to future consultations.
More information and resources are available on the CALD consultation page of my website.
Commissioner for Children and Young People