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We provide advice to people who are concerned about a child or young person's rights or wellbeing
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All our work feeds into our vision of ensuring New Zealand is a place where all children thrive
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We also raise awareness and understanding of the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child
Advice on children's rights
New Zealand is one of just a handful of countries around the world that still treats 17-year-olds as adults in the justice system. The Children's Commissioner strongly believes this needs to change.
You can read his six reasons why in the document below.
The State of Care 2016 report is an annual summary of our findings and recommendations from our monitoring of Child, Youth and Family.
The term 'child-centred' is often used but not well understood. Read our paper to find out what it's all about and how your organisation can elevate the interests of children.
Contact our Child Rights Advice Line by:
If you would like to find out more about child poverty - the problems and the solutions - please follow the link below. You can also get good information at www.childpoverty.co.nz.
If you’re concerned about the immediate wellbeing of a child or young person, call:
The current Children's Commissioner is Judge Andrew Becroft.
Before taking up the position on 1 July 2016 he was New Zealand's Principal Youth Court Judge.