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Submissions

The Commission contributes to a range of legislative and policy reform through the preparation of written and oral submissions on a range of issues being considered by federal and state government agencies and parliamentary inquiries. Sometimes the Commission works in collaboration with Commissioners and Guardians from other jurisdictions. Below are some recent contributions we have made.

Australian Human Rights Commission

Inquiry into children in detention (external pdf)

Education

Addressing the risk of child sexual abuse in primary and secondary schools (922kb, pdf)

Compulsory school attendance bill letter (283kb, pdf)

Compulsory school attendance bill attachment (884kb, pdf)

Response to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) - Reforming support to vulnerable young people discussion paper (954kb, pdf)

Family law

Families with complex needs and the intersection of family law and child protection systems (1.5mb, pdf)

Justice

A Victorian Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Abuse (1.7mb, pdf)

Law Reform Commission

Review of the Forfeiture Rule (external pdf)

Victorian Law Reform Commission - Review of the Crimes (Mental Impairment) Act (external pdf)

Out of home care

Five year plans for out-of-home care for children and young people - submission (1.1mb, pdf)

Grandparents who take primary responsibility for raising their grandchildren (external pdf)

Five year plan for Aboriginal children in out of home care

Royal Commission into institutional responses to sexual abuse

Issues Paper 1 - Working with children check (315k, pdf)

Issues Paper 3 - Child safe institutions - Commission for Children and Young People submission (559k, pdf)

Issues Paper 3 - Child safe institutions - Australian Children's Commissioners and Guardians submission (219k, pdf)

Issues Paper 4 - Preventing sexual abuse of children in out of home care (189k, pdf)

Issues Paper 5 - Civil Litigation (1.1mb, pdf)

Issues Papers 6 and 7 - Redress schemes and statutory victims of crime compensation schemes (3.12mb, pdf)

Issues Paper 10 - Advocacy and Support and Therapeutic Treatment Services (2.9mb, pdf)

Victorian Royal Commission into family violence

Submission regarding family violence issues - Commission for Children and Young People (14.7mb, pdf)

 

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