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Young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds encouraged to have a say

Acting Commissioner Jenni Perkins is encouraging children and young people who are under the age of 18 years and from migrant or refugee backgrounds to share their experiences via an online survey.

This online survey forms part of a broader peer-led consultation project, which aims to better understand the issues affecting culturally and linguistically diverse children and young people in WA.

The Commissioner said she is interested in hearing how vulnerable children and young people from migrant backgrounds feel and what they need to make their lives even better.

“This consultation will give young people a voice about the positive things in their lives, the challenges they face and the services they find helpful, including education and employment, and their access to support,” Ms Perkins said.

“Most importantly, the views gathered during the consultation and survey will help to influence relevant policies and services to improve their overall health and wellbeing.”

Children and young people can contribute their views until 30 September 2015.

The consultation is supported by the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia and Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network WA.