We are experiencing unprecedented times in Tasmania, Australia and around the world, as the
COVID-19 pandemic affects our daily lives. Many young Tasmanians are experiencing special difficulties during this time.
I remain firmly committed to monitoring and advocating for the rights and wellbeing of all children and young people in Tasmania during the pandemic and beyond. To guide myself and my team’s monitoring and advocacy work throughout this period, I have developed a COVID-19 framework which, at a high level, outlines the focus and scope of my work during the response phase of the pandemic in Tasmania.
The Commissioner’s monitoring and advocacy during the COVID-19 pandemic – COVID Monitoring Insight Papers
The Commissioner for Children and Young People, Leanne McLean, is monitoring the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and young people in Tasmania – and advocating for their wellbeing to be central to response and recovery strategies. The Commissioner has released a series of snapshots on selected topics arising from the Commissioner’s monitoring activities, especially during April – June 2020. While evidence of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and young people is still emerging, these briefs are intended to provide insights into the Tasmanian experience during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to outline some key learnings for policy and practice across agencies and other organisations delivering services contributing to the wellbeing of Tasmanian children and young people.
The currently available Monitoring Insights are:
New ways of working during the COVID-19 pandemic
Children and young people in out of home care during the COVD-19 pandemic
Mental health and psychological recovery
Family violence during the COVID-19 pandemic