This databook has been produced by the Advocate for Children and Young People.

The NSW Advocate for Children and Young People would like to acknowledge the following persons and agencies for so generously providing the data for the Picture:

Australian Bureau of Statistics; NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research; Centre for Epidemiology and Research, NSW Health; Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs; Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research (University of Melbourne); Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations ; Department of Immigration and Citizenship; Department of Family and Community Services; NSW Child Death Review Team; Australian Institute of Family Studies; Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society; Centre for Community Child Health; Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA); NSW Department of Education and Communities; NSW Board of Studies; Australian Institute of Health and Wellbeing; NSW Ombudsman; and Work Cover NSW.

A Picture of NSW Children and Young People is based on an earlier publication developed by the Commission for Children and Young People in collaboration with the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at the University of New South Wales.

We thank Dr Abigail Powell, Dr Kristy Muir, Elizabeth Adamson, Saul Flaxman, Sandra Gendera, Karla Heese, Ioana Oprea, Joaquin Vespignani and Anna Zhu from the SPRC, and Jessie Holmes from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.

We also thank Zeah Behrend, Gillian French, Ruth Habgood, Lou-Anne Lind, Trish Malins, Robert Wells, Bruce Williams, and Tony Yung from the Commission for Children and Young People.