We publish a range of reports, working papers, submissions and corporate documents
We are no longer producing 'Children' journal but electronic back copies are available here
Regenerate Christchurch showed best practice when they engaged children aged five to twelve years old in the engagement and planning process for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor regeneration.Download (pdf 216 KB)
From July 2016 to March 2017, we found that Child, Youth and Family (CYF) residences generally met the standards that are required by the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
As far as we can establish, residences appear to be generally safe. However, we remain concerned about the variable quality of practice and the fundamental system issues that underpin this variability. As Oranga Tamariki takes over from the 1st April 2017, residences still fall far short of the new agency’s aspirations for them.
In September 2016 Children's Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft attended the 73rd session of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. This supplementary report outlines his concerns about the rights of children in New Zealand and opportunities for improvement.Download (pdf 301 KB)
State of Care 2016 is an annual report based on our independent monitoring of Child, Youth and Family’s policies, practices and services. It includes feedback from children and young people about their experiences in the system.Download (pdf 3.3 MB)
Elevating children's interests in the work of your organisation
Being child-centred is about elevating the status of children's interests and views in the decision-making processes of your organisation. Consider the impact on children and take their voices into account.Download (pdf 2.1 MB)
August 2015Download (pdf 2.6 MB)