What is a Commission Community Visitor?
Commission Community Visitors (CVs) can help you if you are living in out-of-home care. Commission Community Visitors are independent, which means they are not from any government department or community organisation. They make sure that the concerns, views and wishes of children and young people are listened to and seriously considered.
Read more about the role and how CVs can help you in the Commission Community Visitors Information Sheet (PDF, 135KB).
How can a CV help me?
A CV will:
What can I ask about?
A CV can answer questions or find out about things like:
How can I contact a CV?
Commission Community Visitors (CVs) respect your privacy and take steps to ensure that the personal information you provide them is collected, stored, used and disclosed in ways that protect your privacy.
CVs are authorised to collect your personal information under the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Act 2000.
A CV may use the information you provide them to advocate on your behalf, including passing information on to people who may be able to take action in relation to any concerns you raise.
If you disclose information about abuse or a threat to yourself or another child, a CV is legally required to pass that information on to relevant authorities, such as the police and Child Safety Officers to ensure your safety and wellbeing.
April 30, 2013