We regularly collect children’s views on various issues to inform our work
We include children's voices and perspective in our work, and give them the chance to have a say on government policy and decisions
This section includes views and voices of children from our engagement with them. We include children's voices and perspective in our work, and help them to have a say on government policy and decisions.
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So far in 2017 we have asked children and young people their perspectives on culture, having a say (especially to government), bullying, education and learning. We have sent feedback to participating schools for completed surveys.
Over the years we have consulted children on a number of issues that impact on them. Below are the broad subject areas and links to the results of these engagements with children and young people.
We have undertaken several consultations with children on their experiences of living in poverty and their views on solutions to child poverty.
Included in these are sub-topics of “housing”, “education”, “health”, “recreation activities”, “drugs and alcohol”, “parents and family”, “income and resources”, “community”.
We have a role to monitor Oranga Tamariki. In doing this, we talk to children and young people in state care about their experiences, concerns, hopes and expectations.
Included in this feedback are sub-topics of “transitions from care”, “expectations”, “social worker”, “voice in decision-making”, “parents and family”, “advocates”.
The views from children and young people in care are included in:
We have carried out consultations with children and young people around issues and solutions for vulnerable children, particularly around the release of the Government's Green Paper on Vulnerable Children in 2011.
Included are sub-topics of “a good childhood”, “being fair”, “government’s role”, “drugs and alcohol”, “parents and family”, “schools”, “community”.