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Child protection

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.


Reports

Reports

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

Speaking up in care

Report back to children and young people who participated in the 2016 consultation

Issues Papers

Issues Papers

Parent's rights and participation in child protection practice

Policy Briefs

Policy Briefs

Safety and child protection: The impact on the wellbeing of WA children and young people

Developed from the Commissioner's 2014 Wellbeing Monitoring Framework

Housing and homelessness: The impact on the wellbeing of WA children and young people

Developed from the Commissioner's 2014 Wellbeing Monitoring Framework

Children and young people in care

Developed from the Commissioner's 2011 Mental Health Inquiry

Submissions

Submissions

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

Letter - 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

Submission to the Department for Child Protection and Family Support, January 2016

Response to the Out-of-Home Care Reform Legislative Amendments Consultation Paper

More Information

More Information

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

Review of Children and Community Services Act 2004

A 2012 submission made 30 recommendations to improve the Act’s capacity to provide for the care and protection of children and young people.

Events

Events

Vulnerability Speaker Series 2018

The series brings together national and distinguished WA leaders to explore new approaches to address the challenges facing vulnerable WA children and young people and inform effective responses.

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