The current Children's Commissioner's term will end on 30 June 2016. The Ministry of Social Development is now asking for Expressions of Interest from those wanting to be considered for this role. Closing date for applications is Friday 27 November.
The Children’s Commissioner advocates for children on the interests, rights, and wellbeing of children and young people across law, policy, practice. The Commissioner also undertakes monitoring of services provided under the Children, Young Persons and their Families Act 1989.
State of Care 2015is an annual report based on our independent monitoring of Child, Youth and Family’s policies, practices and services. It includes feedback from children and young people about their experiences in the system.
One of the key priorities for the Children's Commissioner is child poverty. If you would like to find out more about the problem and solutions please follow the link below. You can also get good information at www.childpoverty.co.nz.