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

Children’s Commissioner calls for 1 year police pursuit pilot for children and young people


15 Mar 2019

The Children's Commissioner is calling for New Zealand Police to implement a 1 year pursuit pilot that would see pursuits involving children and young people drastically reduced.

Most children and young people say they are experiencing wellbeing, but some are facing significant challenges


26 Feb 2019

‘What makes a good life?’ is a report from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner and Oranga Tamariki drawing together the voices of more than 6000 children and young people.


What Makes a Good Life?


26 Feb 2019

100,000 kiwi kids to benefit every week from smoking ban


9 Feb 2019

The announcement this morning by Associate Minister of Health, the Hon. Jenny Salesa, that cabinet has supported legislation to ban smoking in cars where there are children and young people under 18 p

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Submission on The Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy


11 Jan 2019

A submission from the Office of the Children's Commissioner on the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy.

Child Poverty Reduction Act: “An historic cause for celebration”


18 Dec 2018

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft says the passing of the Child Poverty Reduction legislation third reading today is “an historic cause for celebration”.

Education Matters to Me

We asked children and young people about their experiences of education and they told us about their positive and negative experiences of the current system and ways in which it can work better for them.

Read the Education Matters to Me key insights report.

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