Up-to-date information on the Commissioner's current projects is listed below. To source information by subject area visit the Resources page.
The Commissioner surveys children and young people from all regions of WA on their health, safety, family and school life and how they see their place in our society. The survey findings help inform the development of government and non-government policy and programs to ensure the needs of children are met.
A key finding of the Speaking Out Survey was that female young people consistently rated their wellbeing below that of their male peers. The Commissioner is exploring girls' wellbeing through further analysis of the Speaking Out Survey data and consultations with children and young people.
Up to 17 per cent of Western Australia's 610,000 children and young people are estimated to be living in poverty. The Commissioner strongly advocates for action to address child poverty in WA and continues to make a number of recommendations, including the need for a whole-of-government Child Wellbeing Strategy for WA.
The Commissioner is continuing work to support children, young people and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
All children have the right to be safe, healthy, happy and learning and everyone has a responsibility to work together to deliver these rights. The Commissioner is committed to promoting the rights of all children and young people in WA.