Our August 2015 lunchtime forum explored how the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child can inform and guide the development of legislation, policy, service provision and practice that impact on children and young people. The presentation, which was given by Commissioner for Children staff, provided practical examples of how a child rights-based approach can be integrated into day-to-day work with children with a particular focus on the right to be heard and to participate in decisions that affect them. Promoting the Rights and Wellbeing of Children and Young People – A Child Rights Based Approach Presentation
The Institute of Child Protection Studies is seeking assistance from organisations that engage with children and young people aged 10-18, to conduct a national online survey with children and young people about their views on safety in institutions. The survey is part of a project commissioned by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. It aims to develop a greater understanding of: How children and young people understand safety, particularly in the institutional context Children and young people’s perception of the level and nature of safety in institutions Children and young people’s views on what gives rise to these perceptions What children and young people consider is already being done to respond to unsafe situations in institutions What children and young people consider should be done to respond to safety issues in institutions. The survey will be live from 3 August until the end of September. Organisations can participate by: Registering online to participate as a cohort: Programs and organisations can register online to receive the final report of the study and a summary for parents and young people. The disaggregated, anonymous results can also be provided to organisations which register as a cohort with a minimum of 100 young people. Promoting the survey to children and young people: Programs and organisations can request promotional materials to promote the survey directly to children and young people, through social media, newsletters, bulletins and other communications. Visit the website for more information about the survey.
The Commissioner for Children is collaborating with CREATE (Tas) to consult with children and young people in out-of-home care. More details soon.
The Commissioner for Children’s lunchtime forums aim to generate discussion, broaden networks and develop possible strategies to further support or progress issues of importance to children. At each conversation a speaker with expertise or experience in a particular area is invited to lead the conversation with a short talk. Details of our next monthly forum will be posted here soon.
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Concerned about the current safety of a child or young person?
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