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Submission to the Ministry of Justice: Adoption in Aotearoa New Zealand Adoption Law Reform


1 Oct 2021

This is a submission to the Ministry of Justice to inform the review of adoption laws in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Mortality report “a call to prioritise children’s wellbeing”

Media releases

27 Sep 2021

Aotearoa New Zealand must ask if the lives of children and young people are being systemically undervalued, as mortality statistics show high numbers of rangatahi dying by suicide, and pēpi of SUDI

Commissioners welcome vaccines for young rangatahi

Media releases

19 Aug 2021

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft welcomes the Government’s announcement today that the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine will be available for children and young people aged 12 to 15 years.

Returning children must be protected and embraced

Media releases

26 Jul 2021

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft is urging the public and media to respect the privacy and wellbeing of the children returning with their mother from Turkey, following the Governments’ announcem

OPCAT Youth Justice Residences

OIA Releases

23 Jul 2021

The Office of the Children's Commissioner's response to a request for Youth Justice monitoring reports from 2018 onwards.

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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