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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.

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Considering children and young people in your cannabis referendum decision


21 Aug 2020

New Zealanders will soon be voting on a referendum to introduce a new approach to managing cannabis use.

Waitangi Tribunal Submission


30 Jul 2020

Submission to the Waitangi Tribunal in the matter of the Oranga Tamariki Urgent Inquiry (Wai 2915)

Rights: Now! A resource to support conversations with children and young people on COVID-19


3 Jul 2020

A resource to support conversations with children and young people on COVID-19.

Safeguarding the rights of children in secure detention centres


3 Jul 2020

Yesterday the Children’s Commissioner was given additional responsibility by the Minister of Justice which extended its role as the independent monitor of the conditions and treatment of children and

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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