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Te Kuku O Te Manawa - Moe ararā! Haumanutia ngā moemoeā a ngā tūpuna mō te oranga ngā tamariki


23 Nov 2020

Report two of our review of what needs to change to enable pēpi Māori aged 0-3 months to remain in the care of their whānau.


Life in Lockdown


13 Nov 2020

This report shares children and young people’s reflections of COVID-19 during a seven-week lockdown at levels 3 and 4 during March-May 2020 in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Appointment of Assistant Māori Commissioner for Children


7 Oct 2020

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft has today announced the appointment of Glenis Philip-Barbara as Assistant Māori Commissioner for Children.

Children’s Commissioner welcomes release of Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy monitoring report


10 Sep 2020

“Having a child and youth wellbeing strategy is vital and putting that strategy into coordinated practice is where we will really be able to make a difference for New Zealand’s children and young peop

Changing the lives of children with offending behaviour, and increasing the minimum age of criminal responsibility


24 Aug 2020

Most 10-13-year old children with offending behaviour are well known to many government departments. Focussed interventions are possible and will pay dividends.

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State of Care: Children with Offending Behaviour


24 Aug 2020

This report considers the statutory response to children aged 10 to 13 years whose offending causes serious concern for their wellbeing.

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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