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State of Care 2017: A focus on Oranga Tamariki's secure residences


15 May 2017

Our 2017 report on secure residences under the UN Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhumane and Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

New Zealand and Canterbury rugby to be applauded on new child-centred approach to misconduct


1 May 2017

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft is congratulating the New Zealand and Canterbury rugby unions on a new approach to work better with young players accused of misconduct.

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Domestic Violence – Victims Protection Bill submission


1 May 2017

Children are significantly impacted by family violence. The impact of domestic violence on children – and the impact of any potential law change - must be directly considered.

UN-funded report another reason to stop locking New Zealand children in police cells


1 Apr 2017

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft says a new United Nations-funded report is more compelling evidence why New Zealand should stop locking children in police cells.

OCC Newsletter March 2017


9 Mar 2017

Oranga Tamariki legislation

We need to find a resolution on the role of whānau, hapū, iwi and wider family in caring for children and young people who have been removed from their usual caregivers.

Once in a lifetime opportunity to do better for New Zealand children and young people


1 Mar 2017

The Children's Commissioner says there will never be a better chance in our lifetimes to improve the lives of the children and young people who need it most than with the launch of Oranga Tamariki.

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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