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WA National Clinicians Network Forum 2014 - Transfer of care from youth to adult services

Thank you and good morning everyone. Before I start, I would like to pay my respects to and acknowledge the traditional owners and elders of this land on which we meet.

I would also like to thank the National Lead Clinicians Group for inviting me to speak at this event.

Today’s forum provides a valuable opportunity to share ideas about how we can improve health outcomes for young people – both those transitioning to adult care and young people more generally.

I hope today’s conversations will add to the momentum for a stronger focus on young people’s needs in our health system.

Young people’s health is an important topic to me as Commissioner for Children and Young People.

As an independent Commissioner I report directly to Parliament and my role is broadly to monitor and promote the wellbeing of children and young people, and to advocate for policies and services that strengthen their wellbeing