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Pilbara children and young people in spotlight

I am visiting the Pilbara region this week to meet with local children and young people and the many organisations who support them.

This visit is also an opportunity for me to thank some of the children and young people who participated in my Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consultation earlier this year, and I will be pleased to report back to them on the work now underway as a result of this project.

In Karratha I will meet with local services such as the Karratha Early Years Group, the Crossroads West Karratha Youth Accommodation Service and Karratha Community House Inc, as well as speaking to students and staff at Karratha Senior High School.

On Wednesday my office will run a Focus On Children and Young People seminar to promote how local organisations can use resources created by my office to help identify and respond to children and young people’s wellbeing needs.

Later in the week I will visit Port Hedland, and will have the opportunity to meet with students of South Hedland Primary School and visit the South Hedland Child and Parent Centre.

This visit is one in an ongoing program of regional visits to ensure that the views of children and young people, their families and service providers in regional WA are taken into account.

I will publish a report on this visit in the near future.

Jenni Perkins
Acting Commissioner for Children and Young People