We advocate for the interests, rights and wellbeing of children and young people

Child poverty: our work

One of the key priorities for the Children's Commissioner is child poverty. If you would like to find out more about the problem and solutions please follow the link below. You can also get good information at www.childpoverty.co.nz.

 

Read more about the work on child poverty

Research on child poverty legislation published

John Hancock is a Principal Advisor at the Office of the Children's Commissioner and a recipient of a 2013 fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

The Trust recently published his research paper on the topic of child poverty legislation strategies in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. The paper examines what New Zealand could learn from the experiences of these countries.

The full research paper can be found at: www.communitymatters.govt.nz/Funding-and-grants---Trust-and-fellowship-grants---New-Zealand-Winston-Churchill-Memorial-Trust---Research-reports#2013

 

Read the Research Brief

Looking for advice on children's rights?

Contact our Child Rights Line by:

  • calling us on 0800 224 453 from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. If you need an interpreter, just ask for ‘language line’ and the language you want when you call us
  • emailing advice@occ.org.nz

About the Commissioner

Dr Russell Wills combines his role as Commissioner with his work as a paediatrician at Hawke’s Bay District Health Board.

Find out more about Russell