What will happen to the things you tell us?

Telling us what you think helps us understand what is important to children and young people in the ACT. No matter how you tell us — face-to-face, in a survey, through the Young Thinker Forum or over email or text for example — there are rules about how we use your information.

How will we use what you tell us?

We will use what children and young people tell us in our work in many ways.

  • It can help us decide what projects we should do.
  • We can use it to help us tell people in power about what children and young people think and what policies and programs they need.
  • We can include what children and young people tell us it in our reports and speeches.
  • We can give decision makers advice about how to make Canberra better for children and young people.

Will it be confidential?

We will treat what you send us carefully and follow the:

This means that any personal information you give us, like your name, will be kept private and will not be passed to another person or organisation unless you agree or a law requires us to. If we are worried that someone is hurting you, or that you are hurting someone else, we may need to tell someone.

There is more information about your privacy rights and our legal responsibilities, including how you can see what information we have about you and complain if we don’t use it in the right ways. The information is written in a legal way, so you may need help to understand it. You can ask us questions at actkids@act.gov.au.