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Research consistently shows the relationships that children and young people have with their families, particularly their parents, are among the most important influences on child and adolescent development and psychological wellbeing, which sets the foundation for their health and wellbeing in childhood and adult life.

It is essential that evidence-based parenting support programs continue to be provided to local communities.


Speaking Out About Adoption

The views of children and young people with experience of adoption in WA.

Speaking Out about Family Separation

The views of children and young people with experience of separation and the family law system in WA.

How can you help your child to be engaged in school and learning?

Top tips for parents, carers and family

Report of the 2014 Thinker in Residence: Resilience

Issues papers

Supporting parents

Policy briefs

Maternal and infant health

Developed from the Commissioner's 2014 Wellbeing Monitoring Framework


Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Australia's Family Law System, February 2020

The Commissioner provided recommendations to the Inquiry into Australia's Family Law System.

Submission to National Children’s Commissioner on young parents and their children

Submission to the National Children’s Commissioner project on interventions and supports for young parents and their children.

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

Earlier Intervention and Family Support Strategy Discussion Paper

Submission to Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, May 2013

Paid Parental Leave Scheme Review

More information

Info for parents, carers and family

The Commissioner's resources provide parents, carers and families with practical tips to use with their children to help make meaningful, real-life improvements to their world.

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