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Our Kind of School

Reports

16 Nov 2021

Our Kind of School flips the question of bullying prevention around by focusing on why some schools and kura are so good at being a safe place for everyone.


Bill that establishes new Children and Young People’s Commission a “huge opportunity”

Media releases

11 Nov 2021

Legislation paving the way for a Children and Young People’s Commission is a huge opportunity to improve outcomes for all tamariki mokopuna


Family support increases a start, but more is needed

Media releases

6 Nov 2021

Small increases in family support announced today are a welcome step, but much more is needed to make a significant change for children and whānau


Commissioner Becroft's Reflective Speeches

Resources

31 Oct 2021

Former Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft's final reflective speeches on the child and youth wellbeing jigsaw


Making Aotearoa New Zealand the best place to be a child

Media releases

22 Oct 2021

In the third of Judge Andrew Becroft’s five addresses reflecting on his time as Children’s Commissioner, he examines five ways we can significantly improve wellbeing for children and young people in A


Our care and protection system has failed – it needs nothing less than radical transformation.

Media releases

19 Oct 2021

In the second of Judge Andrew Becroft’s five addresses reflecting on his time as Children’s Commissioner, he argues that tinkering with our care and protection system over the last three decades has f


What Makes a Good Life?

In October and November 2018, the Office of the Children's Commissioner and Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children asked for the views of children and young people on what wellbeing means to them.

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