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


Submission on Disability and Learning Support Action Plan


2 Nov 2018

The Children's Commissioner endorses the Disability and Learning Support Action Plan to improve equity of access to education for children with disabilities

Children’s Commissioner commends cross-party support for Child Poverty Reduction Bill

Media releases

4 Oct 2018

The Children’s Commissioner is delighted by the announcement this afternoon that the Child Poverty Reduction Bill will receive cross-party support.

It’s time to change the way we look after young people in care

Media releases

1 Oct 2018

A new report from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner looks to the future of how we care for young people with high risk and alleged offending behaviour.

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State of Care 2018: Maiea te Tūruapō - Fulfilling the Vision


1 Oct 2018

The State of Care series is based on our independent monitoring of Child, Youth and Family’s policies, practices and services. It includes feedback from children and young people.

OCC Newsletter: September 2018

Media releases

28 Sep 2018

Calling for youth to no longer be remanded in police cells, focusing on FASD awareness, and looking back on the Criminal Justice Summit.

September 2018 Newsletter


28 Sep 2018

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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