2022: The State of the Youth Sector Forum 2021 – Summary of Discussions

The State of the Youth Sector Forum (the Forum) is an annual event held by the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA). The 2021 edition of the Forum was held on Monday the 4th of October and was attended by around 100 individuals who reflected various areas of service delivery and governance in the youth sector. This included youth workers and executives from community organisations, as well as representatives from local and State Government agencies.

The Report has been focused on the following key systems unpacked on the day:
● Youth Justice
● Child Protection
● Employment
● Mental Health
● Alcohol and Other Drugs
● Housing and Homelessness
● Education
Each year, YACWA hosts the State of the Youth Sector Forum and incorporates the sector’s input into our advocacy agenda, including into key documents such as our 2022-23 Pre-Budget Submission, which was released in December 2021.
This document is meant to be read as a point-in-time capture, highlighting the key trends and insights the sector has observed on how Western Australia is faring in its support for young people.

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