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Promoting the rights and wellbeing of children and young people in Tasmania

Jul 30, 2015

National survey of children and young people on safety in institutions

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.  

Jul 29, 2015

Collaboration with CREATE (Tas)

The Commissioner for Children is collaborating with CREATE (Tas) to consult with children and young people in out-of-home care. More details soon.

Jul 28, 2015

Early Childhood Development & Equity: Opportunities to Change Children's Chances - 10th August

The Commissioner for Children is delighted to host an exciting forum on 10th August 2015 about Early Childhood Development & Equity: Opportunities to Change Children’s Chances presented by Associate Professor Sharon Goldfeld. There is evidence that there are substantial  inequalities for children and young people across a range of health and developmental outcomes. This forum will look at the unequal impact of social change and discuss a range of policy response strategies to improve outcomes. The Commissioner is pleased to welcome Associate Professor Sharon Goldfeld to Tasmania as the presenter for the forum.  Sharon is a paediatrician and public health physician at the Royal Children’s Hospital Centre for Community Child Health and Co-group leader of Child Health Policy, Equity and Translation at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.  She has a decade of experience in state government as a senior  policymaker in health and education including as Principal Medical Advisor in the Victorian Department of Education. Date & time: Monday, 10 August 2015 from 12.00pm to 1.00pm. Venue: IMAS Lecture Theatre, IMAS Centre,  20 Castray Esplanade in Battery Point (opposite the silos in Salamanca). RSVP: For further information please contact our office on (03) 6233 4520 or email us at  

Jul 28, 2015

Lunchtime Forums

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. Our next lunchtime forum will be held on Wednesday, 26th August 2015. See details below.  

Jul 26, 2015

Launch of Commissioner's Report on Strengthening Child Safe Organisations- 9th September

Jul 26, 2015

Child Rights- Children from around the world share their views.

Jul 20, 2015

Commissioner's Submission: TLRI Bullying Issues Paper No.21

Jul 03, 2015


Summary Report for children & young people who shared their views with the Commissioner for Children.

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Jul 03, 2015

Hobart Youth Arts & Rec Centre

City Of Hobart's Youth Arts & Recreation Centre is a safe, fun and engaging space for young people aged 12 - 25.

Jul 02, 2015

The experience of children moving in care

Children living in out of home care talk about their experiences of moving placements. Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People (SA)

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get in touch

Level 1, 119 Macquarie St.
Hobart, TAS 7000

Telephone: (03) 6233 4520
Country Freecall: 1300 362 065
Fax: (03) 6233 4515

Concerned about the current safety of a child or young person?

Contact Child Protection Services on 1300 737 639, or use their online form:

Child Protection Notification Form