New Zealand needs every single child to thrive - for their own future and the future of the country. But many children are not getting what they need to do well in life. This paper outlines why we will all benefit if we invest better in children.
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.
John Hancock is a Principal Advisor at the Office of the Children's Commissioner and a recipient of a 2013 fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.
The Trust recently published his research paper on the topic of child poverty legislation strategies in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. The paper examines what New Zealand could learn from the experiences of these countries.