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

OCC SOI 2021 2024 Cover

Statement of Intent 2021 - 2024

Corporate documents

30 Jun 2021

OCC SPE 2021 2022 Cover

Statement of Performance Expectations 2021-22

Corporate documents

30 Jun 2021

Commissioner calls for child protection protocol to be activated following video

Media releases

29 Jun 2021

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner has asked Oranga Tamariki to activate the Child Protection Protocol (CPP) which includes calling in Police, following the publication of concerning videos of

Action needed to stop sexual violence against girls

Media releases

28 Jun 2021

A survey showing shocking rates of sexual violence against Christchurch teenage girls must lead to urgent action including consent and gender equality education for boys, Children Commissioner Andrew

All tamariki deserve the best ECE and childcare

Media releases

18 Jun 2021

We want all children, regardless of their family income, to have time with their parents when they’re little, and access to the kind of early childhood education that sets them up for life.

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What Makes a Good Life for Tamariki and Rangatahi Māori?


4 Jun 2021

As a part of our "What Makes a Good Life?" engagement we heard from 175 tamariki and rangatahi Māori. Here is a summary report of what a good life means for them.

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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