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Speaking out about raising concerns in care: the views of Western Australian children and young people with experience of out-of-home care

Posted on: 31 October, 2016
Issue: Vol 16 No 4, October 2016 – December 2016
Related to Child protection Infants and young children Western Australia

Commissioner for Children and Young People WA (2016)
Speaking out about raising concerns in care: the views of Western Australian children and young people with experience of out-of-home care
Perth: Commissioner for Children and Young People WA

This report showcases the views of Western Australian children and young people (including Aboriginal youth) with experience of out-of-home-care about raising concerns and making complaints. It highlights both the factors that support children and young people in care to speak up about their concerns, and the barriers they experience in accessing help or being heard. It is an important report for organisations and individuals who have a role in supporting children and young people in care, to draw attention to what can be done better and what should change.

Abstract adapted from Commissioner for Children and Young People WA

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