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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.

VIDEO: White Ribbon Day


25 Nov 2017

A message from Judge Andrew Becroft for White Ribbon Day 2017

VIDEO: What's working for FGCs


20 Nov 2017

Children's Commissioner, Judge Andrew Becroft and Restorative Practices Aotearoa's Mike Hinton discuss family group conferences and restorative justice.

Cover page NOV 2017 150

A new chapter for children’s rights in New Zealand?


13 Nov 2017

The Children’s Commissioner is calling on the country to embrace children’s rights to ensure their overall well-being.

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