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

Budget 2017 provides more assurance for kids in care

News

25 May 2017

More funding for independent monitoring has been hailed by the Children’s Commissioner as a significant step forward for children in the care and protection and youth justice systems.


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

News

15 May 2017

Time to start moving on outdated children’s residences: Children’s Commissioner


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

Reports

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

News

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

Submissions

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

News

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.


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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