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

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

Reports

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.


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Life in Lockdown

Reports

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

Reports

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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