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

It’s time to change the way we look after young people in care

News

1 Oct 2018

A new report from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner looks to the future of how we care for young people with high risk and alleged offending behaviour.


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State of Care 2018: Maiea te Tūruapō - Fulfilling the Vision

Reports

1 Oct 2018

The State of Care series is based on our independent monitoring of Child, Youth and Family’s policies, practices and services. It includes feedback from children and young people.


OCC Newsletter: September 2018

News

28 Sep 2018

Calling for youth to no longer be remanded in police cells, focusing on FASD awareness, and looking back on the Criminal Justice Summit.


Learning to measure wellbeing from the Swedish experience

News

27 Sep 2018

Two Swedish poverty and wellbeing specialists will be in Wellington next week as guests of the Office of the Children’s Commissioner and the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria Uni


Prime Minister promotes work of the Office of the Children’s Commissioner on global stage

News

26 Sep 2018

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner received global recognition when Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke about the Office’s work in her speech during her New York trip.


If you were the boss of education in New Zealand, what would you do first?

News

26 Sep 2018

The government’s multi-pronged conversation about the future of education is providing an opportunity for people of all ages to share their views with decision-makers.


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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