Commissioner for Children

Commissioner for Children

Health & Wellbeing of Tasmania's
Children, Young People & their Families Report


The role of the Commissioner for Children and Young People is to advocate for the wellbeing of all children and young people across Tasmania, and to do this work well requires an ability to promote, monitor, and review key data and indicators relevant to children and young people. 

To define and measure the wellbeing of children and young people in Tasmania, there is a need to collate and report on available data and present a comprehensive picture of the issues facing children, young people and their families.  Access to quality data also provides essential information which allows all services and agencies – government and non-government – to work together more effectively.

In 2016, the Commissioner initiated the development of a Report on the health and wellbeing of Tasmania’s children, young people and their families.  The Report brings together national and state data on all aspects of children’s health and well-being including a demographic snapshot, early childhood and the transition to school, middle childhood and adolescence, and parents, families, and communities.  It is designed to assist policy makers, government agencies, and service providers to better identify and pinpoint areas in need of improvement, in order to strengthen outcomes for Tasmania’s children and young people.  

Download the full report here.

get in touch

Level 1, 119 Macquarie St.
Hobart, TAS 7000
GPO Box 708

Telephone: (03) 6166 1366
Fax: (03) 6173 0266

media inquiries

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