The Commissioner monitors developments in child protection legislation, policies and practices, and advocates to improve the outcomes for children in the out of home care system.
Indicators of Wellbeing
The Commissioner has developed this practical online data resource to monitor and report on the wellbeing of WA’s children and young people.
Assessing the quality and comprehensiveness of child protection practice frameworks
A report prepared for the Australia's Children's Commissioner and Guardians Group (ACCG) by the Australian Centre for Child Protection
Voice of mothers with empty arms - Separation and reunification issues experienced by mothers with alcohol and other substance use issues
A report prepared for the Commissioner for Children and Young People WA by Edith Cowan University
Speaking out about raising concerns in care
The views of Western Australian children and young people with experience of out-of-home care
Parent's rights and participation in child protection practice
Children and young people in care
Developed from the Commissioner's 2011 Mental Health Inquiry
Children and young people speak out about safety
Developed from the Commissioner's 2011 Wellbeing research project
Submission to the Productivity Commission Consultation Paper, March 2019
Submission to the consultation paper on 'What is known about systems that enable the 'public health approach' to protecting children'.
Submission to Department for Children Protection and Family Support, April 2017
Consultation paper for the Review of the 2017 Children and Community Services Act 2004
Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, November 2016
Inquiry into Serious allegations of abuse, self-harm and neglect of asylum seekers in relation to the Nauru Regional Processing Centre, and any like allegations in relation to the Manus Regional Processing Centre.
Submission to the Department for Child Protection and Family Support, April 2016
Earlier Intervention and Family Support Strategy Discussion Paper
Reporting a child protection concern
Report a concern with the Department of Child Protection and Family Support
Opinion piece - Judge calls for care overhaul
The West Australian, His Honour Judge Denis Reynolds – 22 March 2015
Let’s put the children first: Eight Key Principles 2015
Alliance for Children at Risk