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State of Care 2016

June 2016

OCC

June 2016

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.

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State of Care 2015

OCC

August 2015

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Faith communities workshop - agenda

July 2013

The agenda for the workshops held in Auckland and Wellington to support faith leaders to put their commitment to address family violence into action.

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Abuse and control in relationships

A resource for faith communities

Kara Duncan-Hewitt

July 2013

The resource developed by Kara Duncan-Hewitt for the workshops held to support faith leaders to put their commitment to address family violence into action.

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Creating change - working with faith communities to prevent family violence

Faith communities workshop presentation

Sheryl Hann, Campaign for Action on Family Violence

July 2013

The presentation by Sheryl Hann from the 'It's not OK' campaign at the July 2013 workshops held to support faith leaders to put their commitment to address family violence into action.

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Faith communities against violence

Faith communities workshop presentation

Brigitte Nimmo, Manager Family Violence, National Prevention Centre, Police National Headquarters

July 2013

The presentation by Brigitte Nimmo at the workshops held to support faith leaders to put their commitment to address family violence into action.

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Faith Communities Workshops on Family Violence

Faith communities workshop presentation

Dr Russell Wills

July 2013

The presentation by Children's Commissioner Dr Russell Wills at the workshops held to support faith leaders to put their commitment to address family violence into action.

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Legal issues: a very brief overview of principles, dealing with disclosures, codes of practice

Family communities workshop presentation

John Hancock, Office of the Children's Commissioner

July 2013

The presentation by John Hancock at the workshops held to support faith leaders to put their commitment to address family violence into action.

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Recognising and addressing domestic violence

Faith communities workshop presentation

Kara Duncan-Hewitt

July 2013

Kara Duncan-Hewitt's presentation at the workshops held to support faith leaders to put their commitment to address family violence into action.

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Faith Communities Against Violence National Statement

December 2012

In December 2012, more than 40 faith commitments signed a national statement demonstrating their commitment to addressing family violence and keeping children safe

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Statement by the Hindu Council of New Zealand in support of the national statement

Hindu Council of New Zealand

December 2012

A parallel statement to 'Faith Communities Against Violence: A National Statement' created by the Hindu Council of New Zealand

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Children in care

Children in care - a report into the quality of services provided to children in care

Dr Nicola Atwool, Office of the Children’s Commissioner

September 2012

This report looks at whether the health, education, cultural and recreational needs of children in care are being met. It includes the voices of children in care.

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Preventing

Preventing child neglect in New Zealand

A public health assessment of the evidence, current approach, and best practice guidance

Dr Janine Mardani, Office of the Children’s Commissioner

December 2010

This report examines responses to child neglect across government services, specifically the policy and practice of health, education, Police and social services agencies.

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Death and serious injury from assault of children aged under 5 years in Aotearoa New Zealand

A review of international literature and recent findings

Mavis J Duncanson, Don A R Smith and Emma Davies

June 2009

The review brings together the findings of international studies. The main finding is that young children who experience serious injury or death come from a small group within the population.

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Omnibus survey report

Public attitudes and New Zealand's child discipline law

November 2008

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Photovoice: This is how I see it

'Photovoice' is a collection of images, photographs and poems created by children and young people as part of the 'This is how I see it' report. This document is a PDF of an exhibition based on the Photovoice project.

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Lives cut short

Lives cut short - Child death by maltreatment

Marie Connolly and Mike Doolan, Published for the Office of the Children’s Commissioner

This report uses New Zealand police data from 1991 to 2000 to identify the characteristics of the children who died and the people who killed them, and explores how services respond when a child dies from homicide.

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Looking for our parenting guides or posters?

We have moved to online publication of our reports and guides and no longer have hard copies available to order. We have also discontinued the 'Behaviour' series of brochures and posters.

SKIP (Strategies with kids/Information for parents) has some helpful resources available for parents and those working with parents.

Our popular booklet 'Choose to Hug' is available to download.

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