We advocate for the interests, rights and wellbeing of children and young people


Submission: NZTA 'Accessible Streets' Transport Rule Package


20 May 2020

A submission on the NZTA 'Accessible Streets' transport rule package

Budget 2020: COVID-19 response leaves many children disadvantaged


14 May 2020

The Children’s Commissioner says Budget 2020 is a realistic response to the crisis but is insufficient, especially for the 150,000 children who were already doing it tough before COVID-19.

Helping our kids navigate the dangers of growing up with porn


18 Apr 2020

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft welcomes the release of a report showing what we can do about the harmful prevalence of porn in Kiwi kid’s lives.

“Virtual” monitoring of children detained in secure residences


2 Apr 2020

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft says the safety and conditions of children and young people in the care of Oranga Tamariki continue to be monitored, despite the challenges presented by COVID-19

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Children's Commissioner's Views on Priorities for Children in New Zealand


20 Mar 2020

This is the report that our Office submitted to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in March 2020.

Submission: Education and Training Bill


10 Mar 2020

The Education and Training Bill (the Bill) is a culmination of two years of reviews, including advice from the Tomorrow’s Schools Review Taskforce and Kōrero Mātauranga – a national consultation on th

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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