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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

Child poverty - a call to action

The Commissioner's report recommending a whole-of-government child wellbeing strategy, with clear targets and measures to address socio-economic disadvantage and child poverty.

COVID-19 - As told by WA children and young people

WA children and young people share their views on how the COVID-19 pandemic changed their lives.

Speaking Out Survey 2019 - Summary report

A summary of findings from the Commissioner's Speaking Out Survey of 4,912 Year 4-12 students on their health, safety, family and school life and how they see their place in our society.

Informing youth suicide prevention for Western Australia

A report by the Youth Mental Health Sub Network, including the Commissioner for Children and Young People

Policy briefs

Policy brief - Recreation

Housing and homelessness: The impact on the wellbeing of WA children and young people

Developed from the Commissioner's 2014 Wellbeing Monitoring Framework

Obesity and its impacts on the wellbeing of WA children and young people

Developed from the Commissioner's 2014 Wellbeing Monitoring Framework

Children and young people speak out about bullying

Developed from the Commissioner's 2011 Wellbeing research project

Submissions

Submission to National Action Plan for Children's Health: 2020-2030, January 2019

The Commissioner has provided recommendations to the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth on the development of the National Action Plan for Children's Health: 2020-2030.

Submission to the Department of Communities, December 2017

'Better Choices: Youth in WA' discussion paper, WA Youth Strategy

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

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