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

At its core, this means: respecting that children have rights and knowing what they are; working out what’s in children’s best interests; considering how your decisions (policies, processes, designs) can impact on children; taking children’s views into account; and, finally, using all of this information to make a decision that upholds children's rights and does what is best for them.

Why be more child-centred?

A quarter of New Zealand's population are children who depend on adults for their needs to be met. Understanding and considering children's needs are important aspects of the work of any organisation.

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How to be more child-centred

You can be more child-centred by gathering relevant information and making decisions according to children's best interests. We have developed an easy-to-follow tool to help you achieve this.

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Watch our 'being child-centred' presentation