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

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


Some stark injustices in our youth justice system need fixing – and here’s how

Media releases

13 Oct 2021

In the first of a series of five addresses reflecting on his time as Children’s Commissioner, Judge Andrew Becroft identifies some stark injustices in our youth justice system and suggests ways to fix


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What Makes a Good Life for Disabled Children and Young People?

Reports

12 Oct 2021

As part of our engagement with children and young people for our What Makes a Good Life? report, we heard from 474 disabled children and young people through survey and face-to-face engagements. Here


Call for mandatory vaccination of children’s workforce

Media releases

7 Oct 2021

The Children’s Commissioner and Assistant Māori Commissioner are calling for a plan for the mandatory vaccination of teachers and the entire children’s workforce in New Zealand.


The time has come for 16 year olds to get the vote

Media releases

5 Oct 2021

The Children’s Commissioner is welcoming the Government’s review into our election laws as the perfect opportunity to extend the right to vote to 16 and 17 year olds.


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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