We advocate for the interests and wellbeing of children and young people
We provide advice to people who are concerned about a child or young person's rights or wellbeing
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All our work feeds into our vision of ensuring New Zealand is a place where all children thrive
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We also raise awareness and understanding of the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child
Advice on children's rights
Despite knowing cultural identity and belonging is important, we know very little about how young people understand, value and express their culture. So we asked them.
We wanted to hear how children and young people feel about their culture when they have positive connections to it.
Regenerate Christchurch showed best practice when they engaged children aged five to twelve years old in the engagement and planning process for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor regeneration.
28 June - The future residents of Christchurch took centre stage today to present their ideas for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor.
June 2017: The UNICEF Innocenti Report Card for 2016 provides a template for how to improve the lives of children and young people living in the most difficult circumstances.
May 2017: The Family Incomes Package revealed in Budget 2017 has been welcomed as good news for children living in families experiencing severe poverty.
May 2017: More funding for independent monitoring has been hailed as a significant step forward for children in the care and protection and youth justice systems.
May 2017: The conditions for children in many of New Zealand’s secure residences are prison-like, dated and bleak, and it’s time to move on better alternatives.
April 2017: The Children's Commissioner is advocating that young people should no longer be able to be remanded into Police cells after their first court appearance.
The term 'child-centred' is often used but not well understood. Read our paper to find out what it's all about and how your organisation can elevate the interests of children.
If you would like to find out more about child poverty - the problems and the solutions - please follow the link below. You can also get good information at www.childpoverty.co.nz.
If you’re concerned about the immediate wellbeing of a child or young person, call:
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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.