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Children

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Childhood


Conference proceedings

Keynote papers: SOAC 2021 conference abstracts

SOAC 2021 and these conference keynote papers focused on urban and regional transitions in the COVID-recovery era to report and appraise the social, spatial, and economic consequences for equity, inclusion and justice.
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

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.
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.
Report

Well Child Tamariki Ora review report

This review report identifies the changes that are needed to the design, delivery and resourcing of the Well Child Tamariki Ora (WCTO) programme.
Journal article

Influence of serum iron test results on the diagnosis of iron deficiency in children: a retrospective observational study

This study finds that reliance on serum iron test results by general practitioners is leading to significant overdiagnosis and underdiagnosis of iron deficiency in children.
Guide

A guide to establishing a children and young people’s advisory group

This resource has been developed to help organisations, including government departments, meaningfully and effectively involve children and young people in their decision making.
Report

I-Spy: the billion dollar business of surveillance advertising to kids

This report explores the legitimate concerns around surveillance advertising and its use of large-scale data collection, profiling, and the sharing of children’s personal information.
Technical report

Growing up digital Australia: phase 2 technical report

This research explores the perceptions of parents, carers and grandparents about the effects of digital media and technologies on children and youth over time.
Report

Understanding service use at a local level

This project investigates how the local experience of service may differ from nationally reported figures. It focused on the B4 School Check – a free health and development check available to four-year olds – using a geographic lens and describing the children and their families...
Report

Children and youth reported missing from out-of-home care in Australia

This research was commissioned and funded by the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC), and focuses on the vulnerable group of youth who go missing, predominately from out-of-home care. The research demonstrates that young people living in out-of-home care are at the highest risk of...