Recent media statements from the Commission.
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New Working With Children Check information session for people who work with kids in south-western Sydney
17 May 2013
The NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People, Ms Kerryn Boland, said today that two, free one-hour information sessions for people who work with kids will be held at the Woodbine Neighbourhood Centre on Wednesday 29 May.
New locks on old windows great news for kids and families
14 Mar 2013
The NSW Commission for Children and Young People and Kidsafe NSW today welcomed the announcement that old as well as new strata buildings will have to install safety locks to prevent children falling out of apartment windows.
Time poor kids want to be more free range
06 Mar 2013
New research released today by the NSW Commission for Children and Young People reveals barriers that kids say prevents them from choosing the activities they want to do in their own ‘spare’ time.
NSW Children's Commissioner Brings Child Safe Training to Far West
21 Feb 2013
NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People, Ms Megan Mitchell, will next week visit the state’s Far West to provide support and information to local organisations working with children.
Commissioner brings kids 'middle years' to Walla Walla
19 Feb 2013
The NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People Ms Megan Mitchell will visit the town of Walla Walla this weekend to provide an insight into the importance of the ‘middle years’ to children’s development and well-being.
Over 23,000 NSW kids hospitalised for injuries
17 Dec 2012
More than 23,000 children and young people in New South Wales were hospitalised because of an injury in 2009–2010, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) and the NSW Commission for Children and Young People.
Children's Commissioner says Junior Special Olympics is a winner
06 Dec 2012
The NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People, Megan Mitchell, today congratulated the organisers of the Special Olympics for the Junior National Games, being held in Newcastle 6-10 December, and encouraged the local community to get behind this wonderful event.
Children's Week to celebrate children's right to enjoy childhood
15 Oct 2012
With NSW Children’s WeekTM beginning this Saturday, 20 October, NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People, Megan Mitchell, is reminding organisations that work with children that there is still time to register their Children’s Week event.
Nominations for Planning for Children and Young People excellence award closing soon
27 Sep 2012
The NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People, Megan Mitchell, is calling for final nominations for the inaugural Planning for Children and Young People Award.
Children's Commissioner releases Citizen Me! for kids to have their say
19 Sep 2012
NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People, Megan Mitchell, today released the publication Citizen Me! Engaging children and young people in your organisation.