A major focus of the Commissioner’s role is to promote the health, welfare, care, protection and development of children and young people in Tasmania. One way this is done is by making submissions to government, to bodies or organisations such as the Tasmania Law Reform Commission, the National Commissioner for Children, the Australian Law Reform Commission or Parliament on issues that affect or have the potential to affect the rights and wellbeing of children and young people in Tasmania.
These submissions may deal with policies, practices, laws or services provided to or for children and young people in Tasmania.
The Commissioner is guided by the principles expressed in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) which provides an appropriate framework for analysis of policy and legislative proposals which have the capacity to impact upon the rights and wellbeing of children and young people in Tasmania.
endorsed by the Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians (ACCG)
The 2013 Student Suspensions: A research review (Stage 1) originated from a request by the former Minister for Children to then Commissioner for Children for advice in relation to the practice of student expulsion and/or exclusion. The main objective of this report was to provide the then Minister for Children with advice about the key characteristics or factors that contribute to student suspensions, exclusions and expulsions in Tasmania and elsewhere; and to make recommendations for future research and action to reduce the rates of suspensions, exclusions and expulsions in Tasmania.
New B4 Coalition will focus on the critical early years – before school.
International Play Association (IPA World)
Teach your child the Underwear Rule and help protect them from abuse. It's a simple way that parents can help keep children safe from sexual abuse – without using scary words or even mentioning sex. NSPCC
Children living in out of home care talk about their experiences of moving placements. Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People (SA)
Children and young people in out-of-home care across Australia have told CREATE that living with their brothers and sisters in care is very important and that they are the people they most want to contact when they are not living together.
An Australian documentary film. Eleven year old children around the world share their thoughts on a variety of subjects such as love, war, family, religion and the future by Genevieve Bailey
City Of Hobart's Youth Arts & Recreation Centre is a safe, fun and engaging space for young people aged 12 - 25.
A creative short animation explaining children’s rights by Unicef.
Young Tasmanians talk candidly about what a child safe organisation means to them…Children have the right to be safe and feel safe where ever they are. A child safe organisation aims to keep children safe from all kinds of abuse.
Level 1, 119 Macquarie St.
Hobart, TAS 7000
GPO Box 708
Telephone: (03) 6166 1366
Country Freecall: 1300 362 065
Fax: (03) 6233 4515
Catherine Clemens -
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