Children & Young People Commissioner

The Children and Young People Commissioner is a position that is written into law and it is independent from the government. It is part of the ACT Human Rights Commission.

Jodie Griffiths-Cook is the Children and Young People Commissioner and one of her most important jobs is hearing from children and young people.

You can learn more about what Jodie and her team do by reading the CYPC Strategic Plan.

The legislation that describes what she does is Human Rights Commission Act 2005.

The role of the CYPC includes

  • promoting the rights of children and young people;
  • consulting and talking with children and young people;
  • encouraging other organisations to listen to children and young people, and take their views seriously when making decisions;
  • providing advice to government and community agencies about how to improve services for children and young people.

If you would like to know more, or you would like to talk with Jodie, contact us.

Phone: 02 6205 2222 or send an email.

A Snapshot of the ACT’s children and young people

At just over 30% of the population, ACT’s children and young people are a vibrant and diverse population. Find out more by reading our Snapshot for 2022.

Image of the first page of the Snapshot of ACT's Children and Young People.