Reports

The Commissioner produces reports based on projects linked to key focus areas of her work as set out in her Strategic Framework (2022+). The reports below all relate to children’s health. They reflect what South Australian children and young people have told the Commissioner matters most to them about their health, including what changes they would like to see made. The Commissioner also produces a series of annual statutory publications which report on how South Australia is performing against international standards set out in the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights (UNCRC) of the Child, many of which relate to child health.

Child Rights Progress Reports 2023 – Child Health

As a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), Australia is obligated to achieve minimum standards across justice, education, healthcare and social services. Each year, the Commissioner releases a suite of reports assessing the...

From Checkbox to Commitment

This report from 2022 t seeks to address some of the current knowledge gapsby reporting on what children and young people with disability have said about their lives. It has been written against the backdrop of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and...

COVID-19 Survey: Key Findings

This survey captures South Australian young people’s thoughts, experiences and concerns during COVID-19. The survey asked their views on COVID-19 vaccines and proposed restrictions, as well as where they currently get their information from.  The Commissioner also...

Sex Education in South Australia

This report from 2021 examines young people’s views on the adequacy of their relationship and sexual health education based on the responses they gave to the survey questions centred around the key themes of quality, appropriateness, accessibility and timeliness....

Menstruation Matters

Through publication of this report, the Commissioner hopes to raise the issue of menstrual wellbeing as a significant area of gender equity policy; one that must be addressed to improve the participation, education and wellbeing outcomes of all young South...

Reflections on COVID-19

This report by the Commissioner in 2020 depicts South Australian young people, in their own words, reflecting on the impact of the coronavirus on their world and their futures.