Children’s rights in local government transport policies: getting it right through shifting conventions
In the context of Western social norms, car-based mobilities of children are generally seen as unavoidable outcomes of our modern society. This paper explores the general assumptions that guide various local government transport policies and social practices including the expectation that children are best accompanied...
This report tells the story of how well children’s rights are protected and promoted across Australia. It covers all the basic rights that children need to do well, like having a home and a family, getting a good education, being able to access quality health...
The views of children and young people in out-of-home care in NSW: Results from the 2018 NSW out-of-home care and residential care surveys
During 2018, the NSW Department of Communities of Justice (DCJ), formerly Family and Community Services or FACS, conducted two state-wide surveys about the experiences of children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC). This report presents an overview of results from these surveys.
This FACSIAR Evidence to Action Note presents summary results from two state-wide surveys conducted in 2018 by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) (formerly Family and Community Services or FACS).
This paper attempts to highlight the existence, extent and impact of child poverty and the right of children to wellbeing. It seeks to place child poverty within a broader context, other than an economic one.
This scorecard tells the story of how well children’s rights are protected and promoted across Australia. It tells us where we are doing well, where we should be doing much better, and where we do not yet know enough to make an assessment of our...
Unseen, unsafe: the underinvestment in ending violence against children in the Pacific and Timor-Leste
Violence against children is at endemic levels across Pacific island nations and Timor-Leste. Millions of children experience exceptionally high levels of physical, emotional and sexual violence, as well as neglect.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely ratified treaty in history. This report calls on states to fulfil their commitments with renewed vigour, urgency and imagination, so all children can grow up healthy, educated, safe from violence and free to...
This report includes case studies of countries that have made strong progress in improving children’s well-being in recent decades.