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Belonging Across Borders survey

This survey is now closed. Thank you for your participation.

Survey exploring the challenges faced by culturally and linguistically diverse children and young people in WA.

Commissioner for Children and Young People, Jacqueline McGowan-Jones, has launched an online survey called Belonging Across Borders to explore the experiences of children and young people of families who have immigrated to WA. In addition, participants will be asked to share any strategies they believe would be helpful for others who have settled or are planning to settle in WA from overseas. 

The Belonging Across Borders survey will assist in gaining valuable information directly from children and young people about their experiences of immigrating to WA or of having parents who were born overseas.

The results of this survey will provide a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds.

Of the almost 645,000 children and young people living in WA, there are around 90,000 children and young people who were born overseas, which represents almost 15% of the State’s population in that age range.

Their perspectives will be incredibly useful for families who are in the process of settling in WA, to provide useful and relevant strategies to support children and young people who may be struggling to feel like they belong.

The views gathered through this survey will be useful for any agencies and organisations working with and supporting the CaLD community in WA.

The findings from this survey will be shared with government agencies, local governments and non-government organisations with the hope that it is used to help inform policies, services and programs to support children and young people in the CaLD community.