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

Building blocks needed for children’s rights

A new report has outlined the next steps the New Zealand Government needs to take to make good on our promises to children.

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Moving from child poverty to child well-being

Submission from the Children's Commissioner on the Child Poverty Reduction Bill currently before Parliament.

Read the submission

Education matters to me: Detailed reports

Children and young people told us about what is working well for them, and what could be improved at school.

Read the reports

Concerned about a child’s wellbeing?

If you’re concerned about the immediate wellbeing of a child or young person, call:

  • Police on 111
  • Oranga Tamariki on 0508 FAMILY (0508 326 459)

Child Rights Advice Line

Call 0800 224 453

  • Our Child Rights Line operates from Monday to Wednesday 9am to 5pm, Thursday 9am to 4pm.
  • If you need an interpreter, just ask for language line and the language you want
  • Or email advice@occ.org.nz 

About the Commissioner

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.

See the Commissioner's top priorities