Children Talk About Their Experience with Disasters
The recent disasters of bushfires, floods, and droughts are impacting Australians physically, mentally, and financially but has anyone asked children and young people how it’s impacting them? A recent report gave a voice to kids to talk about their experience and what their opinion is about future disaster recovery?
The Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People (ACYP) which is an independent statutory office reporting to the NSW Parliament went out to disaster-affected areas of NSW and spoke directly to more than 400 children and young people about their experiences of disaster and then polled a further 1,000 children and young people. This research led to the Children and Young People’s Experience of Disaster Report.
The Daily was joined by Zoë Robinson, the advocate for children and young people to find out what young people have to say about disasters.