Are the Kids Alright? Understanding the wellbeing of Australian children in their middle years

Project Status: Archive
People Involved: Gerard Redmond, Jennifer Skattebol, Peter Saunders
Research Areas: Families & Communities
Funding Agency: Australian Research Council

As a new child-centred study, The Australian Child Wellbeing Project involved young people’s perspectives to design and conduct Australia’s first major nationally representative and internationally comparable survey of wellbeing among children aged 8-14 years. Particular attention was given to understanding the perspectives of six groups of young people with specific experiences and needs that may have a bearing on their wellbeing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, culturally and linguistically diverse young people, young people with disability, young people in regional and remote Australia, economically disadvantaged young people, and young people in out-of-home care. The survey aimed to benchmark child wellbeing in Australia and provide information that contributes to the development of effective services for young people’s healthy development.

For more information about The Australian Child Wellbeing Project, visit the project website.

Reports
ACWP Short Report 
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ACWP Full Report (PDF)