CYPC Publications

If Only We Had Asked Him To Play Soccer…

In October 2016, in conjunction with the ACT Community Services Directorate and the ACT Justice and Community Safety Directorate, the CYPC released a report on the outcomes of discussions with ACT school students about social inclusion and violent extremism.  A copy of the report can be downloaded by clicking here.

Talking with Children & Young People series:

  • Talking with Children & Young People People about the Environment

In September 2015, in conjunction with the ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, the CYPC released a report on the outcomes of a consultation with children and young people the environment.  A copy of the report can be downloaded by clicking here.

  • Talking with Young Children about their Rights

In February 2015, the CYPC released a report on the outcomes of a consultation with young children about their rights, and what they say they need to be happy, health and safe.  A copy of the report can be downloaded by clicking here.

  • Talking with Children & Young People about Child Safe/Child Friendly Organisations

In February 2014, the CYPC released a report on the outcomes of a consultation with children and young people about Child Safe/Child Friendly Organisations. A copy of the report can be downloaded by clicking here.

  • Talking with Children & Young People about Participation in Family Court Procedings

In August 2013, the CYPC released a report on the outcomes of a consultation with children and young people about participation in Family Court proceedings. A copy of the report can be downloaded by clicking here.

Model Charter of Rights for Children & Young People in Youth Justice Facilities

In July 2014, the Australian Children’s Commissioners & Guardians (ACCG) released a Model Chater of Rights for Children & Young People in Youth Justice Facilities. A copy of the Charter can be downloaded by clicking here.

Comic Worshops at Jervis By

In June 2014, the CYPC released a short film on the outcomes of a consultation with children and young people about improving services in the Jervis Bay Territory. The film can be viewed by clicking here.

Bimberi Review Report

In July 2011 the CYPC released a report on the outcomes of its inquiry into the Bimberi Youth Justice Centre and the broader Youth Justice System.

A copy of the report can be downloaded by clicking here. A copy of the report produced specifically for young people downloaded by clicking here.

Annual Reports

Information about the annual performance of the CYPC is contained within the ACT Human Rights Commission Annual Report. Copies of the Commission’s Annual Reports can be downloaded by clicking here.

Other Publications

The CYPC has released, or been involved in, a number of other publications, including:

  • Passing the Message Stick: Talking with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children and young people about services for children & young people in the ACT
  • Because It’s A Serious Matter: Talking with students about disability
  • Ride Or Walk To School: A game plan to encourage active travel in ACT schools
  • Helpings: Real food for young people by young people
  • Read2Me: A book of classic rhymes illustrated by children and young people
  • Family Violence…it’s wrong: A message to the young people of Canberra
  • What Australian Kids Say About Their World: A collection of quotes and artwork by children and young people
  • A Big Colouring Book
  • Why Girls Are Important
  • Just Change The Channel: Children’s views on caring, happiness and respect
  • How Australian Kids See The World: Commemorating 20 years of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

For further information about any of these publications, please contact the CYPC on 62052222, or at ACTkids@act.gov.au. Copies of some of the publications are available on request.