NSW Commission for Children and Young People

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Support in tough times: encouraging young people to seek help for their friends

Adolescence and early adulthood is the peak age of onset for many mental disorders, yet this age group is less likely than others to seek professional help. Young people instead prefer to turn to informal sources of support such as family and friends. As friends...

A picture of NSW children: Early childhood education and care

The latest section of the NSW Commission for Children and Young People's data book, A picture of NSW children is titled 'Early childhood education and care'. This release highlights the experiences of parents in finding care for their children in NSW. The statistics contained in...

Ask the children: it's about 'feeling good'

Between August 2005 and February 2006 the Commission spoke with more than 200 children and young people aged 4–18 years about health and what health means to them. We spoke with children and young people in schools, youth advisory councils, hospitals, and disability services. This...

Ask the children: overview of children's understandings of wellbeing

How do kids define well-being? This was the starting point for a this study that aims to make kids' views known to the public and to decision-makers. It explores the views of 126 children and young people, and reveals some surprising facts about what makes...

NSW child death review team: annual report 2006

From January to December 2005, there were a total of 599 deaths of children and young people aged 0 to 17 years registered in New South Wales. Males accounted for 58.3 per cent of these deaths (349 deaths) and females made up 41.7 per cent...