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New Working With Children Check information session for people who work with kids in south-western Sydney
17 May 2013
The NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People, Ms Kerryn Boland, said today that two, free one-hour information sessions for people who work with kids will be held at the Woodbine Neighbourhood Centre on Wednesday 29 May.
New Working With Children Check start date announced
02 May 2013
The Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward and Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello have announced the new Working With Children Check will commence from 15 June 2013.
New locks on old windows great news for kids and families
14 Mar 2013
The NSW Commission for Children and Young People and Kidsafe NSW today welcomed the announcement that old as well as new strata buildings will have to install safety locks to prevent children falling out of apartment windows.
Time poor kids want to be more free range
06 Mar 2013
New research released today by the NSW Commission for Children and Young People reveals barriers that kids say prevents them from choosing the activities they want to do in their own ‘spare’ time.
NSW Children's Commissioner Brings Child Safe Training to Far West
21 Feb 2013
NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People, Ms Megan Mitchell, will next week visit the state’s Far West to provide support and information to local organisations working with children.
KidsPoll results: learning about sex
19 Feb 2013
The November KidsPoll, 2012, was about the right age to start learning about sex.
Commissioner brings kids 'middle years' to Walla Walla
19 Feb 2013
The NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People Ms Megan Mitchell will visit the town of Walla Walla this weekend to provide an insight into the importance of the ‘middle years’ to children’s development and well-being.
Commissioner's diary: February 2013
08 Feb 2013
On 22 January, it was my pleasure to welcome this year's Young People Advisory Group to the Commission. And, now on iTunes, our online databook available free as an iPad App.
Commissioner's diary: January 2013
14 Jan 2013
A new year has begun, with another full program for the year at the NSW Commission for Children and Young People.
Over 23,000 NSW kids hospitalised for injuries
17 Dec 2012
More than 23,000 children and young people in New South Wales were hospitalised because of an injury in 2009–2010, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) and the NSW Commission for Children and Young People.