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


Briefing for Incoming Minister 2020

Corporate documents

1 Nov 2020

Appointment of Assistant Māori Commissioner for Children

Media releases

7 Oct 2020

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft has today announced the appointment of Glenis Philip-Barbara as Assistant Māori Commissioner for Children.

Children’s Commissioner welcomes release of Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy monitoring report

Media releases

10 Sep 2020

“Having a child and youth wellbeing strategy is vital and putting that strategy into coordinated practice is where we will really be able to make a difference for New Zealand’s children and young peop

Changing the lives of children with offending behaviour, and increasing the minimum age of criminal responsibility

Media releases

24 Aug 2020

Most 10-13-year old children with offending behaviour are well known to many government departments. Focussed interventions are possible and will pay dividends.

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State of Care: Children with Offending Behaviour


24 Aug 2020

This report considers the statutory response to children aged 10 to 13 years whose offending causes serious concern for their wellbeing.

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Considering children and young people in your cannabis referendum decision


21 Aug 2020

New Zealanders will soon be voting on a referendum to introduce a new approach to managing cannabis use.

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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