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The Commissioner’s Child Rights Progress Reports assess South Australia’s progress on recommendations made by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child across seven key areas of concern: child health, child justice, child protection, education, physical punishment, disability, and the environment.

The reports review progress against the UN Committee’s recommendations using a status rating that indicates ‘clear evidence of progress’, ‘some evidence of progress’ or ‘no evidence of progress’.

While there is ‘some evidence of progress’ across the seven areas, there are some significant issues that South Australia is yet to address to meet the terms of its international obligations in relation to child rights.

The 2023 reports are the Commissioner’s fourth suite of annual Child Rights Progress Reports. The reports note welcome initiatives and policy developments and highlight where gaps and shortfalls remain.