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What Makes a Good Life for disabled children and young people?

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As part of our engagement with children and young people for our What Makes a Good Life? report, we heard from 474 disabled children and young people through survey and face-to-face engagements. We heard from disabled children and young people four key insights into what a good life meant for them, and what got in the way of experiencing a good life.

 

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What Makes a Good Life for Tamariki and Rangatahi Māori?

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As part of our engagement with children and young people for our What Makes a Good Life report, we did 175 face-to-face engagements with tamariki and rangatahi Māori. This summary report shows how they envision a good life for themselves and their whānau, and the barriers they face to experiencing a good life.

 

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Getting it right: Children's rights in the COVID-19 response

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Children’s Rights in the COVID-19 response outlines what has worked for children in the COVID-19 response over the last year and recommends ways to better implement children’s rights in laws, policies and practices.

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About the Commissioner

The current Children's Commissioner is Judge Andrew Becroft. Before taking up the position on 1 July 2016 he was New Zealand's Principal Youth Court Judge.

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