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

How do we treasure our children?

March 2013

Communities round the country are hosting free events this Sunday (3 March) to celebrate Children’s Day.

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Salvation Army’s State of the Nation report is compelling

February 2013

The Children’s Commissioner welcomes the release of the Salvation Army’s 6th Annual State of the Nation report: ‘She'll Be Right’.

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Report highlights children’s vulnerability in tough times – Children’s Commissioner

December 2012

Children experiencing poverty are at greater risk of poor health outcomes according to a report on children’s social health released today.

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Over 40 faiths take united stand against violence

December 2012

Faiths from throughout New Zealand have taken a powerful stand against family violence
today by signing a joint national statement.

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Young people speak up on crime, police and justice issues

October 2012

Nearly 100 young people from throughout New Zealand have given views on youth justice issues as part of a consultation on the review of the Youth Crime Action Plan.

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‘White Paper has the potential to improve the child protection system’ – Children’s Commissioner

October 2012

Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills says the White Paper released today should lead to children being better protected under an improved system.

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Media enquiries

Catherine Jeffcoat

Phone: 027 696 5101

Email: c.jeffcoat@occ.org.nz