This report focuses on what the UN calls the 'General Measures of Implementation,' or the steps governments are expected to take in order to enable the implementation of the Children’s Convention. In this report, we call these ‘measures’ building blocks.
Optimising early childhood development requires a holistic approach to policy, programs and services that builds understanding of this important period and advances integrated polices and evidence-informed practices.
This report finds that globally, most countries have insufficient data to be able to measure their progress against achieving the targets across the 44 internationally agreed SDG indicators, to be met by 2030. This accounts for over half a billion children. Australia is one of...
This report outlines work the National Children's Commissioner has undertaken throughout 2016-17 to promote the human rights of children and young people in Australia. This year, the major project has focused on the rights and needs of young parents and their children.
ARACY has released their third Report Card, updating previous editions released in 2013 and 2008. It uses the latest available data, from a range of sources, across a range of indicators.
This report looks at how conflict has impacted children, and sheds light on a worrying trend of increased brutality against children in conflict, particularly in the last few years.
Examines the ways in which digital technology has already changed children’s lives and life chances – and explores what the future may hold.
In June 2017, 490 children aged 10–18, from 26 different countries1 and speaking 24 official languages, participated in workshops held by UNICEF Country Offices and National Committees to share their views on how and why they use digital technologies in their everyday lives, as well...
This research found a growing evidence base showing that adolescents’ use of pornography can negatively influence their knowledge about sex, safe sex practices, gender roles, and could lead them to have unrealistic expectations about sex.
This article describes how eczema manifests in school-aged children, focusing on when to suspect triggers and how to manage these from a general practice perspective, and when to refer the child on to specialist services.
Reports on the current situation for tamariki Māori (New Zealand Māori children) with particular focus on social and economic conditions.
In NSW each year, over 40% of deaths of young people aged between 1 and 17 years are injury-related. There are many more child injuries that do not result in death. Overall, the burden of childhood injury is a significant health, well-being and public policy issue.
This bulletin presents previously unpublished national trends in the number and rate of children admitted to out-of-home care (OOHC) by age and Indigenous status, from 2011–12 to 2015–16.
This Issues Paper looks at issues faced by the LGBTI community in Western Australia.
Obtaining good information for child injury surveillance in NSW will involve better coordination of information from agencies that record information about childhood injury.
Underweight, overweight, and obesity in childhood and adolescence are associated with adverse health consequences throughout the life-course. Our aim was to estimate worldwide trends in mean body-mass index (BMI) and a comprehensive set of BMI categories that cover underweight to obesity in children and adolescents,...
Evidence from the U.S. that couples with daughters are more likely to divorce than couples with sons has not been found for other Western countries.
This research paper highlights the astonishing rates of child development from conception to the end of age two and the benefits of a holistic approach to children’s health.