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


Children's Commissioner's priorities

Corporate documents

1 Jul 2019

I advocate for the interests, rights & wellbeing of children and monitor the services provided under the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act. I have set four top priorities for this year.

“Second Chance for a revolution in the care and support of children” – Children’s Commissioner


28 Jun 2019

When the Oranga Tamariki Act comes fully into effect on 1 July, it sets the scene for a potential revolution in the way Māori children and young people in particular receive care and support.

SPEE2019 20

Statement of Performance Expectations 2019 - 20

Corporate documents

28 Jun 2019

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Getting It Right: Are We Listening?


24 Jun 2019

Are we Listening? reports on how well the government is implementing the Children’s Convention, in relation to children’s participation rights. It is the second thematic report in the Children's Conve

Children’s Commissioner to conduct review


16 Jun 2019

The Children’s Commissioner has announced that his Office will be carrying out a thematic review of Oranga Tamariki’s policies, processes and practice relating to care and protection issues for tamari

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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