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Culturally and linguistically diverse children and young people

One of the key functions of the Commissioner’s work is to ensure children and young people have their views heard, particularly those who are disadvantaged or vulnerable for any reason.

With almost one in five under 18s in WA born overseas and more than one in 10 speaking a language other than English as the main language at home, it is important that the views of CALD children and young people are taken into consideration by decision makers.



Children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds speak out

This is me - Stories from culturally and linguistically diverse children and young people

Video featuring children and young people's views

CALD Snapshot of findings

Snapshot is a one-page overview of the consultation, including a description of who took part and the major themes raised.

Policy Briefs

Policy Briefs

Children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities

Developed from the Commissioner's 2011 Mental Health Inquiry



Letter - Submission to Joint Standing Committee on Migration, January 2017

Inquiry into Migrant Settlement Outcomes

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 Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs, May 2015

Inquiry into violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability in institutional and residential settings, including the gender and age-related dimensions, and the particular situation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability and culturally and linguistically diverse people with disability.

Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission, May 2014

National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention 2014

More Information

More Information

Refugee Health Clinic

The Refugee Health Clinic aims to coordinate and manage the complex care needs of recently resettled refugee and asylum seeker children under 16 years of age.

2015 Summit Report – Youth Leadership Roundtable

Save the Children’s South East Corridor Youth Partnership Project



The views of children and young people from CALD backgrounds seminar 2016

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