Please browse the list of the Commission's children's issues reports below. Reports can be downloaded, or you can order a hardcopy where available through our online order form.
Our Time: How young people spend their time after school
06 Mar 2013
How young people spend their time after school and how they want to spend it. A research project conducted by the NSW Commission for Children and Young People 2012 Young People Advisory Group
YPAG 2012: Achievements
28 Feb 2013
The Commission’s Young People Advisory Group (YPAG) brings together twelve young people aged 13–16 years from six schools across NSW. This report highlights the key achievements of the 2012 YPAG and what happened with their advice.
Serious childhood community injury in New South Wales 2009-10
17 Dec 2012
This report provides summary data on hospitalised injury in NSW resident children and young people (0–17) for the period 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010. It also provides information on trends in injury between 1 July 1999 and 30 June 2010.
Citizen Me! Engaging children and young people in your organisation
18 Sep 2012
Citizen Me! has been developed to help organisations, including government departments, meaningfully and effectively involve children and young people in their decision making. It highlights the importance of seeing children and young people as partners with adults in the decision-making process.
How Australian kids see the world
20 Nov 2009
In partnership with children, the Australian Children’s Commissioners and Children’s Guardians have published this book of Australian children’s art to commemorate 20 years of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Captured by kids: the first ten years of the NSW Commission for Children and Young People
29 Jul 2009
Captured by kids documents the development, achievements and activities of the NSW Commission for Children and Young People in its first decade from June 1999.
built4kids - A good practice guide to creating child-friendly built environments
22 Jun 2009
built4kids is a resource developed by the Commission to help create built environments with and for children and young people. It can be used by local councils, government agencies, planners, schools, architects, developers and other professionals.
Involving Children and Young People in Research
04 Jun 2009
Involving Children and Young People in Research is a compendium of papers that seek to define and address those challenges within the broader context of changing attitudes toward the right of children and young people to play an active role in the decisions and actions that shape their lives.
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.
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.