National Statement of Principles for Child Safe Organisations - cartoon of six children holding hands

Child Safe Organisations

The Australian Human Rights Commission is leading the development of a National Statement of Principles for Child Safe Organisations.
Wednesday 15 November 2017
Hands reaching out through prison bars

National Children's Commissioner's work on OPCAT

In 2016 the National Children’s Commissioner conducted a national investigation into the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) and how it relates to children and young people detained in youth justice centres or adult...
Friday 2 December 2016
Image of Megan Mitchell at the launch of the Children's Rights Report. To Megan's right is a painting by a young person in youth justice detention. That painting is also the cover of the Children's Rights Report.

Children's Rights Reports

The National Children's Commissioner produces a report every year on the state of children's rights in Australia.
Friday 2 December 2016
Cartoon Megan Mitchell holding copy of report

Child-friendly version of the Children's Rights Report

Every year the National Children's Commissioner creates a child-friendly summary of her Children's Rights report to federal Parliament
Friday 2 December 2016
Building belonging - a collage of all the front cover images

Building Belonging - a toolkit to tackle racial prejudice in early childhood settings

In 2016, the Australian Human Rights Commission developed its first series of early childhood education resources. ‘Building Belonging’ is a comprehensive toolkit of resources which includes an ebook, song with actions, educator guide, posters and...
Wednesday 5 October 2016
Hand holding house toy

Effects of family and domestic violence on children and young people

About this projectIn 2015 the National Children’s Commissioner conducted research and consultations on the impact of family and domestic violence on children and young people. The Commissioner’s investigation involved a series of expert roundtables...
Tuesday 1 December 2015
National Children's Commissioner examines intentional self-harm and suicidal behaviour in children

Intentional self-harm and suicidal behaviour in children

In 2014 the National Children’s Commissioner examined how children and young people under 18 years can be better protected from intentional self-harm, with or without suicidal intent.
Monday 8 December 2014
Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians logo

A model charter of rights for children and young people detained in youth justice facilities

This Charter of Rights tells you what you can expect while you are detained. The rights apply to everyone so you have to respect other people’s rights.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Logo: Australian Government coat of arms, Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Our submissions to Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

On Friday 11 January 2013, Her Excellency Quentin Bryce, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, appointed a six-member Royal Commission to investigate Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.The Royal Commission will inquire into...
Wednesday 4 December 2013

Discrimination: Don't cop it!

You don’t have to put up with being treated unfairly because you’re young. There are laws to protect you against discrimination, harassment and bullying. These laws apply right across Australia.
Thursday 4 April 2013