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Final report: Solutions to child poverty
The Children's Commissioner's Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty have released their final report. Read the report here or by clicking on the image below.
Click here for more information about child poverty, the Expert Advisory Group and access to media releases
Voices of children and young people
Seeking and hearing the views of children and young people is important to the Children's Commissioner. The Commissioner and his Office regularly consult with children and young people when preparing reports, submissions and when conducting research.
Recently the Office consulted with young people on the Te Kaunihera Tapuhi o Aotearoa/Nursing Council of New Zealand's Code of Conduct and Boundaries Review. The consultation provides valuable insights into young people's views on what matters to them when receiving health care from a nurse and what they consider professional practice.
Earlier this year the Office consulted with young people for the government's Green Paper on Vulnerable Children. Four submissions were prepared: 'Collective Youth Voices', 'Primary School Children's Voices', 'Young People's Reference Group' and 'Treat me with respect like a taonga' (children in care). You can watch a montage of the views of children in care below.
One of the ways the Commissioner makes sure the voices of children are heard is through his Young People's Reference Group (YPRG). This group is made up of young people aged between 12 and 17-years-old from around New Zealand. The YPRG provide advice to the Commissioner, take part in submissions to government and present at conferences. They also speak publicly on issues that matter to children and young people.
One of the current members, 16-year-old Jessica Palairet was recently interviewed on Radio Rhema and talked about the impact of alcohol on young people. Listen to the interview here.
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