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What Makes a Good Life for Young Parents?


28 Nov 2019

As a part of our "What Makes a Good Life?" engagement we heard from 15 young people under the age of 18 who were themselves parents.Here is a summary report of what we heard from these young parents.


Annual Report 2019

Corporate documents

27 Nov 2019

The annual summary of activity and achievements for the Office of the Children's Commissioner for the financial year 2018 - 2019.

UNCRC30 Web Page 2

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 30th Anniversary Edition


20 Nov 2019

30th anniversary edition of the Children's Convention booklet in both English and te reo Māori.

Statement on Oranga Tamariki practice review into the Hastings Case

Media releases

7 Nov 2019

Birth of a pēpē should be a time of joy for all whānau, not a fight to stay together says Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft.

Royal Commission submission

Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care


7 Nov 2019

Submission from the Children's Commissioner, presented to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care, which is looking into what happened to children, young people and vulnerable adults in car

MediaRelease 7thOct

Locked-in care is a 'hard place to be happy'

Media releases

7 Oct 2019

Media release for our report 'A Hard Place to be Happy'

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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