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

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

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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'


A Hard Place To Be Happy - Insights Report


7 Oct 2019

This report shares the insights from 52 children and young people who were living in secure care and protection residences.

Submission: Implementing the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015


4 Oct 2019

This submission is from the Children's Convention Monitoring Group (CMG), which is convened by the Office of the Children's Commissioner.

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Position brief: It's time to stop criminalising children under 14


2 Oct 2019

We should raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to a minimum of 14 years old.

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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