Children

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Childhood


Report

"My son is just another kid"

This report documents the experiences of approximately 100 children who have been repatriated or returned to France, Germany, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Uzbekistan between 2019 and 2022.
Report

Child wellbeing during the COVID pandemic: parental concerns

This report explores the varied impacts of COVID-19 on children of all ages below 18 years, and also delves into the experiences of families and the factors that parents say contributed to their children’s wellbeing.
Report

'Mental health shapes my life': COVID-19 and kids' wellbeing 2022

This report captures these experiences and provides recommendations for the meeting the mental health and wellbeing needs of children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia. Each recommendation related to the priority areas of the National Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan, as well...
Report

The voices of children and young people in out-of-home care 2021

In 2021, the ACYP team spoke to 99 children and young people across NSW who are currently or who were previously in out-of-home care (OOHC). This report outlines the experiences of those young people and provides their suggestions for what needs to change.
Report

The great Australian renovation

This broad-ranging, independent report examines Australia’s performance as a society during the past two-and-a-half years of the COVID-19 pandemic. How well did Australia perform? Can our combined health, economic, social and political response be considered a success or a failure? What comes next?
Report

Reframing childhood: final report of the Childhood Policy Programme

This report sets out seven, evidence-informed principles for those working in the policy ecosystem. The authors hope that these principles, which are not set in stone, will prompt discussion and debate on childhood policy, including the way children are conceptualised in policy and the role...
Strategy

The NSW strategic plan for children and young people 2022-24

The content of this plan is primarily driven by direct consultation with children and young people. In this way, the Advocate for Children and Young People is not relying on what they assume children and young people need and want, but speaking to them directly...
Briefing paper

Age of criminal responsibility

This e-brief provides an overview of the current law regarding the age of criminal responsibility in New South Wales.
Report

Profile of children and young people in WA 2022

This report provides demographic and statistical information about the children and young people in Western Australia, in particular those who might be experiencing vulnerability and hardship.
Report

Māori Māmā views and experiences of vaccinating their pēpi and tamariki: a qualitative Kaupapa Māori study

This report explores the complex social and cultural reasons that Māori may be less likely to engage with childhood vaccination services
Report

Stop the war on children

This report explores children at risk of recruitment and use by armed forces or armed groups.
Briefing paper

Executive functions: a crucial but overlooked factor for lifelong wellbeing

The document overs the crucial role of executive functions in helping us live well and contribute to wider society.
Report

Story of our children and young people: Northern Territory 2021

This is the second publication of the biennial 'Story of our children and young people.' The publication addresses the demand for an evidence-base to inform actions to improve outcomes for the children and young people of the Northern Territory.
Report

Review of the service system and implementation requirements for raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility in the Australian Capital Territory: final report

The ACT Legislative Assembly has committed to raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility. This report identifies opportunities for reform to achieve improved outcomes for children and their families. It also proposes an alternative response to meet the needs of children affected by the changing...
Report

'Supported, educated and understood'

This report aims to shine a light on the everyday lives of regional, rural and remote young people, their strengths and challenges, their mental health, and the impact ReachOut has in improving their mental health and wellbeing.
Report

Exploring the decline in wellbeing for Australian girls

This report examines the research and data across a range of young females' wellbeing measures, including physical health, mental health, education, social media and safety.
Briefing paper

Screen time: the effects on children’s emotional, social, and cognitive development

The document explores the evidence on how screen time affects children’s socio-emotional and cognitive development.
Discussion paper

Review of surrogacy

The document identifies problems with the current surrogacy law and presents proposals for reform.
Research Summary

Addressing racism and its health impacts on children and young people: research summary

This paper focuses on Australian data collected in the last five years (2016–2020) and underscores the high prevalence of racial discrimination experienced by children and young people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, and from some ethnic minority groups.
Briefing paper

Children involved with NSW child protection services before five years of age: what does the Seeding Success study tell us?

This paper reports analysis from the 'Seeding Success' study, looking at the proportion of child involved with NSW child protection services before five years of age. It also discusses the implications for policy and programs.