We advocate for the interests and wellbeing of children and young people
We provide advice to people who are concerned about a child or young person's rights or wellbeing
Our Child Rights Line operates from Monday to Wednesday 9am to 5pm, Thursday 9am to 4pm.
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
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We email an e-newsletter around four times a year.
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The State of Care series is based on our independent monitoring of Child, Youth and Family’s policies, practices and services. It includes feedback from children and young people.
The annual summary of activity and achievements for the Office of the Children's Commissioner for the financial year 2017 - 2018.
The government’s multi-pronged conversation about the future of education is providing an opportunity for people of all ages to share their views with decision-makers.
The Office of the Children’s Commissioner received global recognition when Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke about the Office’s work in her speech to the 9th Annual Social Good Summit.
Looking for statistics on how New Zealand children are doing?
The term 'child-centred' is often used but not well understood. Find out what it's all about and how your organisation can elevate the interests of children.
The Child Poverty Monitor is a partnership project between the Office of the Children's Commissioner, the J R McKenzie Trust and Otago University.
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.