Everyday Racism

Children and young people have frequently told the Commissioner about their experiences of overt racism in their lives and at their schools. The Commissioner says we need to be doing more to ensure the safety and wellbeing of these children and young people.

Responding to vaping at school: approaches that work.

Practical advice that takes a whole-of-school preventive health approach to addressing vaping amongst young people.

Seen But Not Heard

Hear what SA students in Years 8, 9 & 10 have to say about their learning experiences and how they can be improved.

Early Years Postcards

The 2023 Early Years Postcards asked children to draw their favourite place, and tell the Commissioner what made it special to them. In response, children drew pictures of their homes with their parents, siblings, friends, pets and much more.

Why we need an overarching vision for children and young people's health

The Commissioner wants decision makers to set a clear vision that will enable a joined-up approach to health care currently being provided to South Australia’s children and young people that is focused specifically on their health needs.

Relationships and sexual health education

The Commissioner asked South Australian senior students what they needed to feel supported in their relationships and equipped to manage their sexual and mental health – essential knowledge for successfully navigating their personal lives. This is what they said.

2023 Child Rights Progress Reports

The Commissioner has released her annual suite of reports examining South Australia’s progress against recommendations made by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in relation to Child Health, Child Justice, Child Protection, Disability, Education, Environment, and Physical Punishment.

The Things That Matter 4

The Things That Matter 4 is the sum of 16,007 postcards received by the Commissioner from children aged 8-12, featuring the things kids like the most about being a kid, what they worry about, what they want grown ups to know, and what kids think would make the world a better place.

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Every right, for every child! On 20 November 1989 the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. More than 195 countries have ratified this document since, making it the most important human rights treaty in history! Do you know what rights it contains?  Click here to find out 

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