The Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People (ACYP) acknowledge that many children and young people across NSW have been impacted by the recent disasters (i.e. bushfires, flooding and drought). In response, ACYP have organised specific consultations to better understand the effects these disasters are having on children and young people to ensure their voices are heard.
Many of the consultations are occurring face-to-face, however we recognise it isn’t possible to hear from everyone in person. That is why are accepting submissions from children and young people, individuals, professionals, organisations and departments who are interested in contributing to this work or would like to provide information or insight.
ACYP have also created online resources which outline the support available for children and young people across organisations during this time. These resources have been developed for children and young people as well as the adults who work with children and young people so that they can assist with distributing this information. Click here to access these resources.
ACYP focus on children and young people between 0 to 24 years of age however we appreciate that other services and organisations may wish to share their experiences on how these disasters affected children and young people. Those services and organisations can do so via the NSW Independent Bushfire Inquiry page or below.
If you would like to submit a submission below, please read the terms and conditions beforehand.
Children and young people between 0 to 24 years of age are encouraged to send ACYP a submission to share their experiences, feedback and recommendations on the disasters. Parents, carers or guardians can also complete a submission on behalf of a child or young person via the link below if they are under the age of 18.
Submissions can be completed as text or they can be uploaded as drawings, paintings, photographs, videos or digital illustrations, if that is how you choose to express your views. Please keep submissions to a limit of 250-500 words and attachments to a limit of 10 pages.
Click here to send in your feedback.
Whilst the primary focus of this consultation is to hear how these disasters have impacted children and young people, we recognise that some adults, organisations or professionals may wish to make a submission with their views on the impacts to children and young people in their lives or professions. Submissions can be uploaded as text or attachments. Please keep submissions to a limit of 250-500 words and attachments to a limit of 10 pages.
If you require assistance, please phone the ACYP office on 02 9248 0970. You can send submissions to email@example.com.