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Indicators of Wellbeing

Indicators of Wellbeing

The Commissioner for Children and Young People has developed the Indicators of Wellbeing, an evidence-based model to monitor and report on the wellbeing of WA children and young people.

The Indicators of Wellbeing is a component of the Wellbeing Monitoring Framework. It is designed to be a practical resource that provides a single, collated overview of the wellbeing of WA’s children and young people and helps to identify what is working and where changes in policies and practices are required.

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The Indicators of Wellbeing are structured across the life course of children and young people and organised into three domains:

Learning and participating

Children and young people’s experiences with learning and the level of autonomy they are given in childhood and adolescence are critical determinants of their lifetime wellbeing. The essential outcomes in this domain are that children and young people are engaged and supported with learning from an early age, that they transition to and from school successfully, feel prepared for, and feel positive about their future and that they have an active voice and are listened to, as is every child’s right.

Healthy and connected

Physical and mental health, engaging in healthy behaviours and a connection to culture and community are critical to a child or young person’s wellbeing. The essential outcomes in this domain are that children and young people are provided with the best start in life through a positive antenatal environment and developmental checks, they are physically and mentally well, they develop and engage in positive health behaviours, and that they feel connected and respected in their culture and community.

Safe and supported

Feeling safe and supported involves positive family relationships and connections with other adults, along with personal and community safety. Every child or young person has the right to be loved and to feel safe and supported. The essential outcomes in this domain are that children and young people are supported by safe and healthy relationships, that they are physically and emotionally safe, they engage in safe behaviours and their material needs are met.

The following links provide further detail on the Indicators of Wellbeing and the Wellbeing Monitoring Framework: 

Overview of Indicators of Wellbeing

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Profile of WA Children and Young People - February 2019

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More information

If you would like more information or assistance using the Indicators of Wellbeing please contact our office.