CCYP’s Advocacy Agenda (2022+)

The Commissioner has completed her first term as South Australia’s inaugural Commissioner for Children and Young People applying her Front and Centre Strategic Agenda to her work.  Having this year been reappointed for a further three years she has now compiled the priority issues and concerns she has heard about from South Australia’s children and young people over the past five years into her Advocacy Agenda applying the Outcomes Framework for Children and Young People developed by South Australia’s Child Development Council. This is the Framework established to progress the vision of South Australia as a state where the conditions exist for all children and young people to thrive.

The Commissioner’s Advocacy Agenda is built around the five key life dimensions contained in the Charter for Children established by the Outcomes Framework: health, safety, wellbeing, education and citizenship. CCYP Projects are aligned with the five key life dimensions as set out below and summarised in herAdvocacy Agenda downloadable here.


Young South Australians
are physically,
mentally, and
emotionally healthy

Child Focused Health:

  • Embedding menstrual health in schools, clubs, and workplaces
  • Ensuring access to a continuum of peer supports and clinical mental health services
  • Improving sexual health and safety in schools and community


Young South Australians
are safe and

Child Focused Safety:

  • Increasing focus on children and young people in areas of crime reduction and prevention   
  • Spotlight on the climate safety needs of children and young people


Young South Australians
are happy, inspired
and engaged

Child Focused Wellbeing:

  •  Addressing impacts of poverty on child rights
  •  Increasing community wellbeing infrastructure
  •  Facilitating more opportunities for play and physical activity


Young South Australians
are successful learners

Child Focused Education:

  • Advocating for more inclusive education policies and practice
  • Supporting schools as healthy settings for learning and living  
  • Promoting equal access to work pathways and career transition supports


Young South Australians
participate actively
in society

Child Focused Citizenship:

  • Creating more child safe environments
  • Facilitating digital empowerment
  • Championing youth friendly workplaces
  • Fostering opportunities for youth led community action