Contributions made by children and young people should be recognised for their value and merit and given due consideration in decision making.
All agencies whose work affects children and young people are encouraged to involve them in decision making.
The Commissioner provides information for agencies that are planning to involve children and young people in their work and decision making.
DigiMe: What can adults learn from children?
The Commissioner's office asked children and young people to create digital avatars and share their views.
The Commissioner has developed guidelines to assist organisations to listen to and involve children and young people in decision making.
Child Impact Assessment Form
A template to guide organisations in undertaking child impact assessments.
Child Impact Assessment Guidelines
Considering children and young people in decision making.
Children and young people speak out about being acknowledged and involved in decisions
Developed from the Commissioner's 2011 Wellbeing research project
Submission to the National Contributing Life Project, May 2013
A National Contributing Life Methodology
Submission to the Department of Commerce, August 2009
Independent Review of the Western Australian Industrial Relations System
Participation toolkit for children under 12 years of age
Commissioner for Children Tasmania
Commissioner's Participate Award - WA Youth Awards
The Commissioner for Children and Young People Participate Award recognises a young person aged 12 to 17 years who has shown outstanding dedication to make a positive change in their community, and who has inspired other young people to get involved.
Children’s Environment and Health Local Government Policy Awards
Since 2015, the Commissioner has sponsored the Children’s Consultation Award. Involving children and young people in discussions on issues supports them to make informed decisions about their own lives and ensures strategies meet their needs. This category looks for innovative strategies LG’s are implementing to give young people a voice. Read more about the Local Governments Report Card Awards.
Involving children with disability seminar 2013
The Involving children with disability seminar was held on 28 November 2013 to support organisations’ meaningful inclusion of children and young people with disability in their work and decision making.
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Information for WA children and young people, including where to get help and support.
Each year the Commissioner appoints Advisory Committees of children and young people who help inform the work of the office.