We want to hear from young people about how the Australian government protects children's rights.

UNICEF promotes the wellbeing of every child in everything we do by promoting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. One of the key principles of the Convention is that children and young people should have the opportunity to express their views so they can help shape the policies and decisions that affect them.

During 2018, UNICEF Australia will be conducting a national consultation with children and young people to find out how they think the Australian government could better protect their rights. We’ll use children’s recommendations to shape a report to the United Nations about how the Australian Government can improve the lives of children across the country.
If you would like UNICEF Australia to conduct a consultation with children and young people in your school or organisation, please email the following information to Vanessa Kutcher, Child and Youth Participation Coordinator, on vkutcher@unicef.org.au or call 02 8917 3256 for more information. 
  • School / organisation name
  • Your position
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Contact number (business and personal)
  • Have you received approval from the head of your organisation or school?
  • How old are the children in your organisation?
  • How many children are able to participate?
  • Do the children in your organisation represent Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children; LGBTIQ children; children with disabilities; or children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds?
  • Do the children in your organisation have experiences of seeking asylum or living as refugees; living in out-of-home care; homelessness; the juvenile justice system; being young carers and parents; or having incarcerated parents?
  • Is the geographical reach of your organisation metropolitan, regional or remote?
  • Any other comments or questions
UNICEF Australia is committed to protecting the safety of every child we work with. You can find our Child Protection policy here.