The Commissioner for Children and Young People regularly undertakes specific projects that will make a positive contribution to children and young people.
The decision to undertake a project on a particular topic is based on the Commissioner’s assessment, in consultation with children and young people and others, of current issues which affect or have the potential to impact upon Tasmanian children and young people. All projects are undertaken in collaboration with children and young people.
Expressions of interest for the Children and Young People’s Consultative Council are now open.
Members advise the Commissioner on issues concerning children and young people in Tasmania.
Membership is made up of children and young people aged 9 to 17 years from all backgrounds, cultures and locations around the State.
For more information, or to apply, click on the Information Pack tab below.
If you have any questions about the Consultative Council, please contact the office on 03 6166 1366 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hear See Speak is a creative engagement project delivered by the Tasmanian Commissioner for Children and Young People in partnership with Campbell Street Primary School.
Six students from year 5 participated in eight weeks of creative workshops, during which they learned skills in photography, film making and journalism. Using their new skills and equipment available, the students formed a mini-media team and created a multi-art form expose featuring three young Tasmanians from diverse backgrounds.
This project supports children to express their views and to share their unique opinions on issues that affect their lives. It provides them with the ability to share their stories using digital technologies and offers a safe and supportive space for them to test and grow their creative and leadership skills.
This creative writing competition aims to:
The recipients of the Young Creative Writers Awards 2016 have been announced – click on More Info for details. All other entrants have been sent their certificate of participation. Details about the 2017 Awards will be announced soon.
The Commissioner’s report, Strengthening Child Safe Organisations is available on our Publications page. In the report we:
We have also published an information resource for parents about what to look for when choosing a child safe organisation.
For more information or to download the report or parents’ resource, go to: Strengthening Child Safe Organisations Report
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Hobart, TAS 7000
GPO Box 708
Telephone: (03) 6166 1366
Fax: (03) 6173 0266
Mobile: 0427 008 268
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