Research confirms that early adolescence, or the middle years (from nine to 14 years), is a critical stage in children's development; a period in which major changes occur at multiple levels of a child’s life.
It is also a time during which some children begin to engage in various risk-taking activities and when established symptoms of mental health disorders begin to emerge.
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.
School and learning consultation - Technical report
Speaking out about school and learning - The views of WA children and young people on factors that support their engagement in school and learning
Speaking out about school and learning - Summary report
Policy brief - Children and young people speak out about education and health at school
Children and young people speak out about education and health at school
Policy brief - Children and young people speak out about education and safety at school
Children and young people speak out about education and safety at school
Submission to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, May 2008
Establishment of an Australian Youth Forum
Australian Child Wellbeing Project 2012 to 2015
Australia’s first major nationally representative and internationally comparable survey of wellbeing among children aged 8 to 14 years.