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

State of Care #7

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Read our latest State of Care report, "Supporting Young People on Remand to live Successfully in the Community." 

This overview report summarises our longer comprehensive workbook on “How Oranga Tamariki can enable young people on remand to live safely and successfully in their communities”. These reports give pride of place to the voices of young people and their whānau, reflecting their experiences in the youth justice system.

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What makes a good life? Children and young people's views on wellbeing

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We have asked children and young people for their views on what wellbeing means to them. We heard from more than 6,000 children and young people about what a good life is and what they thought were the most important areas to focus on to make things better for all children and young people.

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Annual Report 2018

The annual summary of activity and achievements for the Office of the Children's Commissioner for the financial year 2017 - 2018.

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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

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