The Queensland Family and Child Commission report: “Growing up in Queensland 2020”
Jul 9, 2021
The Queensland Family and Child Commission recently released it’s biennial report titled, “Growing up in Queensland 2020”. It includes the voices of over 8000 children and young people aged 4 - 18 who participated to share their experiences, hopes and opinions on important issues. The report provides insights into what is important for young Queenslanders.
The report found that children and young people are seeking more recreational and community spaces to socialise in. Mental health and education were also identified as critically important. There is also a clear message to leaders and decision makers to pay more attention to the environment and risks associated with climate change. Overall, young people who participated in “Growing up in Queensland 2020” viewed their communities positively and were hopeful about their futures with variations between population groups including age-range, gender, health and disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and those who identify as LGBTQIA+.