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

Cover page NOV 2017

Getting It Right. The Children’s Convention in Aotearoa


13 Nov 2017

The report looks at how New Zealand is putting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (Children’s Convention) into practice, and where it can do better.

Whānau, hapū and iwi


1 Nov 2017

“Whānau, hapū and iwi” has been embedded in care and protection and youth justice legislation for over 25 years but is frequently overlooked.

Being Child Centred Nov 2017

Being child-centred - Decision tool


1 Nov 2017

Five questions to ask to make child-centred decisions.


2017 Stakeholder Survey Results


1 Nov 2017

The Office's advocacy activities contribute to improving the wellbeing of children, according to 96% of respondents to our stakeholder survey. Read more about what they said about our work and staff.

Video: Child poverty


24 Oct 2017

The Children's Commissioner spoke to the TVNZ Breakfast show about what the new Government might mean for child poverty.

VIDEO: In My Mind: The Early Years


8 Oct 2017

The Children's Commissioner was interviewed for a programme around men's mental health.

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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