The Commission produces a wide range of publications and reports as part of its work to help make NSW a better place for children and young people. Our most recent publications are listed below - or you can browse the categories listed to the left.
Submissions to inquiries
The Commission's policy recommendations and submissions to formal enquiries can be found in the Changing laws for kids section of this site.
Making the working world work better for kids
03 Dec 2008
A public discussion paper released by the NSW Commission for Children and Young People highlights the concern that the current major reforms of workplace laws do not fully address the needs of hundreds of thousands of young Australians.
Annual Report - 2008
31 Oct 2008
Our Annual Report for the 2007-2008 financial year.
The Child Death Review Team Annual Report 2007
31 Oct 2008
The NSW Child Death Review Team Annual Report provides information about child deaths in NSW in 2007.
Why children need at least 12 months paid parental leave
19 Aug 2008
A quick guide to the importance of at least 12 months paid parental leave for Australian babies.
Trends in Child Deaths in New South Wales 1996-2005
29 Jul 2008
(First published July 2008; last updated November 2008)
A report by the NSW Child Death Review Team that examines ten years of information about child deaths in NSW from 1996 to 2005.
ATC - Children and young people speak about the built environment
25 Jul 2008
The Commission spoke with 100 children and young people aged 4-18 years about what they want and need from their built environment.
Child-friendly community indicators
16 Apr 2008
As part of its Built Environment project, the Commission is developing a set of child-friendly community indicators for use in planning and evaluating child-friendly built environments. The first step is this literature review which describes work that has been done around the world and lessons learned to guide this project. It is based on a report prepared by Griffith University’s Urban Research Program.
A world fit for children - summary
01 Apr 2008
In 2004 the Australian Government started to put together a National Plan of Action to improve the lives of children and young people in Australia. The Government asked us to talk with children and young people to find out what they think about living in Australia, what makes it good or not so good and what could be done to make their lives better.
Trends in the fatal assault of children in NSW: 1996-2005
14 Mar 2008
Report on deaths of children from assault released by the Child Death Review Team for consideration by the Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in New South Wales.
CDRT Full Report - 2006
25 Oct 2007
This report looks at the deaths of children and young people aged 0 to 17 years in NSW from January to December 2006.