Are we there yet? Five years on the road to addressing child poverty
Dr Russell Wills made child poverty a priority in his time as Commissioner. What has changed in his five years in the role? In his final weeks as Commissioner he spoke about where progress has been made and where there is still much work to be done.
We’re excited that Judge Andrew Becroft will be the new Children’s Commissioner, starting 1st July.
Judge Becroft brings huge integrity and intelligence to the role. As Principal Judge of the Youth Court he has a comprehensive understanding of the needs of young people in the care and protection and youth justice systems. He knows what is working, what isn’t and what a really good system would look like. He’s the right appointment at the right time.
Judge Becroft comes to the Office at an exciting time. The team are good heart. While we’re small, there is immense talent across all our functions and a track record of delivering for children and young people. I’m very proud of my team and I know they will continue to deliver under Judge Becroft’s leadership.
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.