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Education matters to me – six detailed reports are now available


14 Mar 2018

Responses across all areas of enquiry indicated that many schools, kura and other education settings are doing a lot of things well, however there is still much room for improvement.

Time to learn from the past: Children’s Commissioner


1 Feb 2018

“Survivors of abuse in state care will have the deep hurt they experienced investigated and acknowledged by this new inquiry”, said Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft.

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Children and young people share their experiences of school


31 Jan 2018

“If we really want to improve education outcomes, we need to get input from the people it affects most directly – children and young people”, say the NZSTA and Children's Commissioner.

Families Package welcome news at Christmas


14 Dec 2017

We welcome the Families Package announced today and we hope it will make a big difference to the lives of many New Zealand children.

Child Poverty Monitor 2017: Sustainable improvements needed


7 Dec 2017

The growth in child poverty has been halted and relevant indicators are dropping, says the Children’s Commissioner on release of the latest Child Poverty Monitor data.

Time to make world-leading family group conferences a reality


1 Dec 2017

The Children’s Commissioner has called for significant change and improvement in the way Family Group Conferences are prepared for and conducted for both care and protection and youth justice.

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