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

Drinking and drug use in pregnancy: It’s not OK

The report “It’s never too early, never too late" from the Office of the Chief Science Advisor, Sir Peter Gluckman, reminds us that it is never too early to address the problem of youth offending.

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Newsletter: June 2018

Bringing different perspectives together to tackle child poverty, standing against bullying, and building the future of education.

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A budget that takes children seriously

The Children’s Commissioner, says the 2018 Budget takes children seriously. He welcomes the focus on reducing child poverty, a critical step towards improving child wellbeing.

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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