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March current awareness bulletin
02 Mar 2012
In this month's current awareness bulletin: State of the world's children - UNICEF, Domestic violence research, Virtual violence and cyberbullying, children's wellbeing when parents work non-standard hours, fairness for young workers, online games classification, parents as their child's first teachers - program evaluation.
What children want from welfare and protection services
01 Mar 2012
Along with the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies, the Commission for Children and Young People held a Research Forum on Tuesday 14 February on what children and young people want from child welfare and protection services. Associate Professor Dr Helen Buckley – from the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland – presented findings for research studies carried out in Ireland into the views of children and young people.
When walking works for kids
10 Feb 2012
Kids should be encouraged to walk safely in their neighbourhoods, says Commissioner.
Commissioner calls for sexual health campaigns for young people
09 Feb 2012
The NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People, Megan Mitchell, is calling for increased sexual health education for young people as survey data shows a lowering in the age of first sexual activity among teenagers.
Young People Advisory Group kicks off
03 Feb 2012
A real highlight from last week was meeting with our newly formed Young People Advisory Group during their orientation on 23 and 24 January. The Advisory Group, made up of 12 young people from six schools across NSW, is an exciting opportunity for young people to be heard and to influence decisions that affect young people throughout NSW.
February current awareness bulletin
02 Feb 2012
Highlights of month's bulletin include: evidence on the effectiveness of early childhood intervention, new online socialising resource, working with sibling sexual abuse, approaches to supporting vulnerable families and preventing child abuse and neglect.
Commissioner's diary: Looking back, looking ahead
11 Jan 2012
At the end of my first full year as Commissioner I have had the opportunity to reflect on how far the Commission has come and how much we have all achieved during a time of review and significant change.
KidsPoll results: school bus safety
10 Jan 2012
In November-December 2011, KidsPoll asked if seatbelts should be compulsory in school buses. Here are the results.
January current awareness bulletin
09 Jan 2012
Research, policy and comment including: young carers, social networks and learning, child protection systems, and youth mentoring – and much more!
Deaths report needs commitment to reform: NSW Children's Commissioner
14 Dec 2011
NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People, Megan Mitchell, has welcomed the release of the first Community Services Child Deaths 2010 Annual Report, acknowledging the NSW Government’s commitment to greater transparency regarding child protection and child deaths.