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Fulfilling the Vision: Improving Family Group Conference preparation and participation


1 Dec 2017

High quality preparation for family group conferences (FGCs) is important both for engagement of children and young people and their whānau in FGCs and the subsequent quality of FGC plans.

VIDEO: White Ribbon Day


25 Nov 2017

A message from Judge Andrew Becroft for White Ribbon Day 2017

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Annual Report 2017

Corporate documents

24 Nov 2017

VIDEO: What's working for FGCs


20 Nov 2017

Children's Commissioner, Judge Andrew Becroft and Restorative Practices Aotearoa's Mike Hinton discuss family group conferences and restorative justice.


Proposed Donation Guidelines


14 Nov 2017

The Children's Commissioner submitted to ACART on a review of guidelines to be used for ethical review of complex fertility treatment involving donations of gametes, embryos and use of surrogacy.

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A new chapter for children’s rights in New Zealand?


13 Nov 2017

The Children’s Commissioner is calling on the country to embrace children’s rights to ensure their overall well-being.

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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