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

Scope of review into Oranga Tamariki’s care and protection practice for tamariki Māori announced

News

18 Sep 2019

In June, the Children’s Commissioner announced a thematic review into Oranga Tamariki’s policies, processes and practice relating to care and protection issues for tamariki Māori aged 0-3 months.


Free school lunches is a good start – but more is needed

News

30 Aug 2019

Let’s get behind free school lunches. They’re the first step in the right direction of our world-leading Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy, says Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft.


Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy - A 'once-in-a-generation' opportunity to get things right

News

29 Aug 2019

Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft welcomes the launch of New Zealand’s first comprehensive strategy to meet the rights and needs of our children and young people.


30 years of child rights: Children's Commissioner calls on government to consult with children and young people

News

18 Aug 2019

Ahead of a Child Rights Symposium in Wellington this week, the Children’s Commissioner is calling on the government to re-prioritise its commitment to the Children's Convention.


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Prohibiting Smoking in Motor Vehicles Carrying Children

Submissions

2 Aug 2019

We told the Health Select Committee about our support for the Smoke-free Environments (Prohibiting Smoking in Motor Vehicles Carrying Children) Amendment Bill


How can we encourage civic engagement amongst the younger generation?

Submissions

16 Jul 2019

Submission from the Children’s Commissioner to the Youth Parliament Social Services Committee on how can we encourage civic engagement amongst the younger generation?


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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