Youth

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Young people


Briefing paper

Young adults returning to live with parents during COVID-19

This snapshot reports on experiences of young adults during the COVID-19 period and the difficulties they faced.
Fact sheet

Younger people in residential aged care: progress towards government targets - December 2022

This fact sheets shows there are 2,934 Australians with disability under 65 living in aged care. They are referred to as younger people in residential aged care (YPIRAC).
Report

The voices of LGBTQIA+ young people in NSW 2022

The Advocate for Children and Young People conducted face to face and online consultations with 233 LGBTQIA+ identifying young people over a six month period. This report shares their experiences on what is and is not working well for them, and what changes they would...
Report

Young, in love and in danger: teen domestic violence and abuse in Tasmania

Teen domestic violence and abuse is a serious public health issue - causing a wide range of detrimental impacts for victim-survivors, perpetrators and society. This report outlines the findings of recent research into teen domestic violence, and provides recommendations for preventing and responding to it.
Report

Young adults' experiences with Australian public services: final report

This report presents the findings of a large-scale, mixed-methods study of youth transitions in Australia, with a particular focus on young people's experiences with public services.
Report

Lived experience voices

This report finds that young people are having to leave child protection and youth justice systems without adequate preparation for life and are disproportionately over-represented amongst Australia’s homeless population.
Report

Treading water: effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth transitions

Economic downturns have pronounced impacts on young people. Using data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY), this report examines the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the education, employment and social circumstances of young Australians.
Report

Young people's financial strategies: insights from the Australian Youth Barometer

This report shines a light on young people’s relationship with money. It also provides insights into how this relationship intersects with matters of family, employment and the pandemic. The findings will be of interest to young people, those supporting young people, financial service providers, and...
Report

Generation next: unleashing youth aspiration and upward mobility

Growing concerns have been expressed in media commentary and policy circles about the economic fortunes of young Australians. This paper argues that institutions that facilitate the availability of greater and meaningful economic choice would empower young Australians in discovering their own, preferred pathways for upward...
Journal article

Adolescence and young adulthood: an untapped window of opportunity for obesity prevention

This article argues that effective obesity prevention requires a combination of interventions that empower Australian youth to make healthy lifestyle choices and create environments that support healthy decision-making.
Report

Turning the tide on depression

This report presents a number of recommendations, which if implemented, could make a significant step towards reducing rising rates of depression in youth. These recommendations require the efforts of many, including schools, parents, mental health service providers, employers and all levels of government.
Fact sheet

Younger people in residential aged care: progress towards government targets

This fact sheet details information about younger Australians currently living in residential aged care facilities.
Report

Being Gen Vape

This research explores teenagers’ knowledge, perceptions, beliefs and attitudes, and the interpersonal and contextual influences on vaping amongst the young cohort referred to as 'Gen Vape'.
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

Generational and gender perspectives on Australia's future

Next25's second 'Navigator snapshot' brings the complexity and diversity of public opinion to the surface through interviews with men and women across age groups. The report reveals who feels their needs are considered by Australia's institutions and how different groups prioritise aspirations for the nation’s...
Strategy

Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People strategic plan 2022-2025

This strategic plan champions the rights and best interests of children and young people in the care and youth justice systems in South Australia, and maps out the key priorities over the next three years.
Report

Clusters of COVID-19 impact: identifying the impact of COVID-19 on young Australians in 2021

This report looks into the types of impact experienced by young people during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the particular groups of young people who have faced more challenges. The report also details how the experience of different and multiple impacts relate to increases in stress...
Policy report

Building mentally healthy futures: Australian youth recovery plan

This policy paper focuses on actionable, evidence-based steps a newly elected federal government can take to address the current youth mental health crisis.
Fact sheet

Younger people in residential aged care (YPIRAC) factsheet: April 2022

This factsheet provides an update on progress towards targets set by the Australian government in November 2019.
Briefing paper

Unlocking the potential of Australian apprenticeships

In this paper, the authors explore the weaknesses of the current system and propose a new approach, based on international evidence, that can make a difference to opportunities for young Australians.
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

Inclusive policy-working with minority ethnic young people for Decent Work

Young people are one of the most significant assets in policy-making. They contribute insight from the perspective of those affected by a policy or policy change, and as our future community and business leaders. This briefing outlines how the creative, participatory method of appreciative inquiry...
Report

Young women’s report 2022

This report's findings emphasise the prevalence of violence and abuse in young people’s lives, along with the inadequacy of institutional responses to violence against young women and non-binary people.
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.