The Commissioner for Children and Young People developed the Wellbeing Monitoring Framework to monitor and report on the wellbeing of Western Australian children and young people.
Edition Two reports were published in July 2014. Edition One was published in February 2012.
The Commissioner is currently reviewing this framework and plans to develop and report on an improved wellbeing framework. This project is called Monitoring Children and Young People’s Wellbeing.
The State of Western Australia’s Children and Young People – Edition Two
This report provides a picture of how children and young people are faring according to 40 key measures of children and young people's wellbeing.
The report can be used by agencies to determine areas where children and young people’s wellbeing is of concern and where resources should be allocated.
The State of WA's Children and Young People Report
Building Blocks – Best practice programs that improve the wellbeing of children and young people
Together, Building Blocks Edition One and Edition Two list and describe 126 best practice and promising programs from WA and other states and territories.
The reports can be used by agencies to identify evidence-based programs that may be suitable, with adaption for local needs, to address areas where children and young people’s wellbeing is of concern.
Building Blocks Edition Two - July 2014
Building Blocks Edition One - February 2012
Profile of Children and Young People in Western Australia
Contains a range of socio-demographic information based on existing research and data. In 2014, this report was published within The State of Western Australia’s Children and Young People – Edition Two.
The report can be used by agencies to access information that is relevant to the allocation of resources for children and young people across the State.
Profile of Children and Young People in WA - July 2014
The Commissioner has published a series of policy briefs that relate to the specific issues identified in Edition Two, which are available via the Data and Information for Children and Young People resource section of the website.
Presentations were delivered at seminars on 17 and 23 July 2014 on 'Using data and best practice programs to improve wellbeing':
- Commissioner for Children and Young People – Using data and best practice programs to improve wellbeing (PDF 893KB)
- Swan Alliance – Communities for Children (PDF 1.6MB)
- Save the Children – Youth development strategy, journey to evaluation (PDF 1.4MB)
For more information about the Wellbeing Monitoring Framework, contact the Commissioner's office on (08) 6213 2297 or email us.