The Child Poverty Monitor measures and tracks child poverty annually. It is a joint project by the Children's Commissioner, Otago University and the JR McKenzie Trust. The 2014 Monitor shows a slight reduction in income-realted poverty but material deprivation remains unchanged from 2013.
Part of our work involves monitoring the services provided by Child, Youth and Family under the Children, Young Persons and their Families Act 1989 (CYPF Act). We review practice and policy and make recommendations for improvements to the service.
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.