The Commissioner for children and Young People is committed to:
The South Australian Commissioner for Children and Young People informs children and young people, and the broader South Australian community, of the rights children and young people have, including the role the Commissioner plays in promoting, protecting and supporting these rights.
The role of the Commissioner for Children and People is to engage and empower children and young people across South Australia, supporting them as critical stakeholders in the design and delivery of services, program planning, governance, and operational activities of relevance to them.
The Commissioner for Children and Young People encourages and supports organisations, systems and structures who are committed to having a positive impact on South Australia’s children and young people. This includes engaging in dialogue and debate over issues affecting children and young people, as well as finding ways to actively involve children and young people in decision making, particularly in areas that impact on their interests and well-being.
The Commissioner for Children and Young People utilises research, policy, advocacy and investigative methodologies to lead and complement government and community involvement in the development, implementation and evaluation of laws, programs and policies designed to impact positively on the lives of South Australia’s children and young people.