“If we really want to improve education outcomes, we need to get input from the people it affects most directly – children and young people”, say the New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) and the Children’s Commissioner.
This report summarises responses from over 1600 children and young people to questions about what is important to them about their education, and what being at school is like for them.
Time to make world-leading family group conferences a reality
The Children’s Commissioner has called for significant change and improvement in the way family group conferences are prepared for and conducted for both care and protection and youth justice. This would include greater involvement of families, whānau, hapū, iwi and family groups, and for youth justice, victims.