We advocate for the interests, rights and wellbeing of children and young people

Please note, we are not open to the public.  If you want to talk to someone for advice about the rights of a child, please call our Child Rights Advice Line free on the number below.

Child Rights Advice Line – Available Monday to Wednesday 9am to 5pm, Thursday 9am to 4pm.

For information or advice about children’s rights:

Phone: 0800 224 453.  If you need an interpreter, just ask for language line and the language you want when you call us

Email: advice@occ.org.nz (note: emails received on Thursdays and Fridays are unlikely to be read until the following Monday).

Media enquiries

Contact Catherine Jeffcoat

Phone: 04 495 7805 or 027 696 5101

Email: c.jeffcoat@occ.org.nz

 Wellington office

Phone: 04 471 1410 

Email: children@occ.org.nz

Street address: Level 7, 110 Featherston St, Wellington

Postal address: PO Box 5610, Wellington 6145

Please note, we are not open to the public. 

If you have a meeting at the Office, come to level 7 and use the phone next to the entrance to alert the staff member you have arrived. 




If you have immediate concerns about a child's wellbeing


  • Oranga Tamariki on 0508 FAMILY (0508 326 459) or
  • Police on 111

More information about the signs of abuse and neglect and how to get help (Oranga Tamariki website)