Commissioner Helen Connolly has today released a series of Progress Reports on South Australia’s progress on child rights. Launched to coincide with International Human Rights Day (10 December), the Progress Reports cover six separate child rights issues highlighted by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child as areas of concern. They include child health, education, physical punishment, disability, child justice and child protection. The progress reports prepared by the Commissioner indicate there is still considerable work to be done in South Australia in the areas of child justice, child protection and health. Overall some evidence of progress can be seen across all six areas highlighted.  Every five years, the Australian Government must meet its international obligation to report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) explaining how Australia is faring in relation to child’s rights. 

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Download the suite of progress reports here