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Children's Week to celebrate children's right to enjoy childhood
15 Oct 2012
With NSW Children’s WeekTM beginning this Saturday, 20 October, NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People, Megan Mitchell, is reminding organisations that work with children that there is still time to register their Children’s Week event.
Launch of Citizen Me! and Children's week on the way
12 Oct 2012
An important event for the Commission last month was the launch at Parliament House of Citizen Me! Engaging children and young people in your organisation, on 19 September.
Nominations for Planning for Children and Young People excellence award closing soon
27 Sep 2012
The NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People, Megan Mitchell, is calling for final nominations for the inaugural Planning for Children and Young People Award.
Children's Commissioner releases Citizen Me! for kids to have their say
19 Sep 2012
NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People, Megan Mitchell, today released the publication Citizen Me! Engaging children and young people in your organisation.
School education figures updated in A picture of NSW children
15 Sep 2012
A picture of NSW children, the online databook of the NSW Commission for Children and Young People has been updated with detailed data from NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) 2011.
Information sessions for the new Working With Children Check announced
14 Sep 2012
Information sessions for the new Working With Children Check have been announced for Sydney city and suburban locations.
Working With Children Checks completed within 10 days
07 Sep 2012
Recent media reports have caused some confusion regarding the turnaround time for Working With Children Checks conducted by the NSW Commission for Children and Young People.
September current awareness bulletin
01 Sep 2012
In this month's edition: Touch-screens and children, Preventing youth relationship violence, Youth social exclusion, The longitudinal study of Australian children: Annual statistical report 2011, and more …
August current awareness bulletin
17 Aug 2012
In this month's bulletin: young people and the law, the economic costs of child abuse, Indigenous early childhood development, reflections on body image, and more …
Byron Bay High School students advise on State youth issues
16 Aug 2012
On Tuesday 31 July and Wednesday 1 August, I had the pleasure of meeting with Byron Bay High School students and a number of key individuals working to improve the safety, well-being and participation of children and young people in the Richmond Tweed area.