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

You might have some mahi kura (school work) to do at home, or some other patai (questions) that information on this page could help you with...

 

Nga patai me nga whakautu

(Questions and answers)

 

TAHI: What does the Office of the Children's Commissioner do?

We work to ensure that all children and young people in New Zealand are thriving.  Learn what our team does or read our latest annual report. You can also learn more about the Children's Commissioner and his team.

RUA: What is child poverty? How many children are affected?

 Find the answer by exploring the Child Poverty Monitor.

TORU: How many kids are there in Aotearoa? What do we know about them?

 HEAPS! We have some Stats On Kids that you might like to read.

WHA: Where else can I find information that might help me?

To find out about your rights check out the Human Rights Commission, or Community Law - Youth Rights or Youth Law.

For more information about key documents in Aotearoa's history, check out He Tohu.

If you want more information about care and protection or youth justice, check out  Oranga Tamariki and then head over to VOYCE Whakarongo Mai if you are a child or young person in care or youth justice.

 

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The Child Rights Line

For free, independent advice on children’s rights:

  • call us on 0800 224 453 from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.  If you need an interpreter, just ask for ‘language line’ and the language you want when you call us
  • email advice@occ.org.nz