We advocate for the interests and wellbeing of children and young people
In all our work we strive to be child-centred. This helps us to make decisions that are in the best interests of the child.Read more
We are the independent and external monitor of Oranga Tamariki – not part of Oranga Tamariki or any other government agency.
We promote child-centred thinking among government and non-government agencies, including advice about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.Read more
The State of Care report series is an annual summary from our independent monitoring of the policies, practices and services of Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children.Read more
Children and young people are experiencing the impacts of COVID-19 differently to adults. The pandemic is broadening and deepening inequities for children.Read more
We provide advice to government and other organisations on issues affecting children at a systemic level, including the education system and enhancing child wellbeing.Read more
Mana Mokopuna is the approach we developed to monitor services provided under the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989.
Aotearoa has high rates of child poverty and hardship compared with other rich nations. We’ve got used to tolerating this over the years, but we can choose to set a better course for the future.Read more
What Makes a Good Life?SERIES OF REPORTSAotearoa New Zealand should be a place where all children and young people can flourish. But is it?In late 2018 we worked with the Ministry for Children, Oranga...Read more