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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.

For up to date information refer to the Commissioner's Indicators of Wellbeing data resource.


Reports

Speaking Out Survey 2021 - Summary report

A summary of findings from the Commissioner's Speaking Out Survey of 16,532 Year 4-12 students on their health, safety, family and school life and how they see their place in our society.

Missing Out Matters: Child poverty in WA

In the Commissioner's report, WA leaders examine the impacts of poverty on children and young people, highlighting it as a critical issue that must be urgently addressed.

Exploring the decline in wellbeing for Australian girls

The Commissioner's report outlines clear evidence that more needs to be done to address the concerns being expressed by female young people.

Data insights - Students' views on their mental health

A key finding in the 2019 Speaking Out Survey was that mental health issues are a great concern for children and young people.

Policy briefs

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

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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