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Wellbeing

Working with the community to strengthen children and young people’s wellbeing is the core function of the Commissioner’s role.

Consulting children and young people on what wellbeing means to them and what influences their wellbeing, was one of the first major projects undertaken by the Commissioner.


Reports

Reports

Profile of Children and Young People in WA

Oversight of services for children and young people in Western Australia

Oversight of services for children and young people in Western Australia

Speaking out about wellbeing

The views of Western Australian children and young people

Western Australia's children and young people - an infographic

Policy Briefs

Policy Briefs

Adolescent health

Developed from the Commissioner's 2014 Wellbeing Monitoring Framework

Family relationships

Developed from the Commissioner's 2014 Wellbeing Monitoring Framework

Aboriginal children and young people's education

Developed from the Commissioner's 2014 Wellbeing Monitoring Framework

Maternal and infant health

Developed from the Commissioner's 2014 Wellbeing Monitoring Framework

Submissions

Submissions

Submission to the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review, August 2017

Recommendation regarding HEADSS Adolescent Psychosocial Risk Assessments

Submission to the Service Priority Review Panel, July 2017

Letter of priorities for the Government's Service Priority Review

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.

Events

Events

Using data and best practice programs to improve wellbeing

Presentations were delivered at seminars on 17 and 23 July 2014 on Using data and best practice programs to improve wellbeing

Children's Week 2013

During Children’s Week 2013 the Commissioner held two fully subscribed seminars at which Canadian researcher and social worker Dr Michael Ungar spoke to more than 500 parents and professionals about how to build resilience in children and young people. Read more about Children's Week 2013.

Thinker in Residence 2013

Canadian early childhood expert, Dr Stuart Shanker, examined the function and application of self-regulation as a factor in improving the wellbeing of children and young people in Western Australia.

Children's Wellbeing in a Sexualised Society 2012

In 2012 the Commissioner co-hosted two seminars titled Children's Wellbeing in a Sexualised Society. The parents session of this seminar, including a presentation by Professor Elizabeth Handsley, is available on YouTube.

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