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Priority areas

The Commissioner has identified four priority areas: youth justice, health and mental health, education and child protection.

Policy statements

The Commissioner monitors developments in legislation, policies and practices in areas impacting children and young people across Western Australia.

Four key areas include youth justice, health and mental health, education and child protection.

The Commissioner has four policy statements outlining our position on each of these areas and has just released a series of discussion papers for feedback to help advocate for the best outcomes for children and young people across WA.

Policy Statement - Youth Justice

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Policy Statement - Health and Mental Health

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Policy Statement - Education

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Policy Statement - Child Protection

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Discussion papers

These have been sent to our key stakeholders and we welcome feedback from children, young people, their families, government and non-government service providers and agencies. 

Please submit your responses online no later than 31 March 2024.

Discussion Paper - Youth Justice

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Discussion Paper - Health and Mental Health

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Discussion Paper - Education

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Discussion Paper - Child Protection

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