The Commissioner for Children and Young People upholds, protects and promotes the rights and wellbeing of children and young people in Tasmania. Find out more about the Commissioner's role and how you too can support young Tasmanians. Click on the “Young People” tab above for content relevant to younger audiences.
Children and young people have special rights protected by law. Learn about these rights and how to help young Tasmanians enjoy them fully.
Learn more about the Commissioner's role, including advocating for the rights and wellbeing of children and young people in Tasmania.
A list of places to seek help if you are concerned about the safety or treatment of children and young people, or need some advice.
A searchable list of resources relating to child rights, including CCYP publications such as submissions and reports, and other external resources.
Commissioner for Children and Young People Leanne McLean today welcomed the B4 Early Years Coalition Big Screen Little Screen Project Pilot. “This is part of the B4 Coalition’s efforts to raise awareness of the importance of the earliest days of a child’s life to their lifelong wellbeing. This contributes to the aims of the It…
The Commissioner for Children and Young People today welcomed the long-awaited introduction of a legal framework to strengthen protections for children from abuse in organisations and to respond appropriately if abuse is suspected. “The passing of the Child and Youth Safe Organisations Bill 2022 constitutes a significant reform to strengthen the protection and promotion of…
Punitive, populist tough on crime approaches to the harmful behaviour of children might make for good media, but they do not make Tasmanian communities safer.