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Child poverty

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.

Reports

Missing Out Matters: Child poverty in WA

In the Commissioner's report, WA leaders examine the impacts of poverty on children and young people, highlighting it as a critical issue that must be urgently addressed.

Child poverty - a call to action

The Commissioner's report recommending a whole-of-government child wellbeing strategy, with clear targets and measures to address socio-economic disadvantage and child poverty.

Improving the odds for WA's vulnerable children and young people, April 2019

The Commissioner's report containing recommendations to government on a way forward to more sustainably address vulnerability in WA.

Discussion paper - Children and young people's vulnerability