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

Mums and pēpi desperate their cried are heard

Media releases

8 Jun 2020

Media release for report one of Te Kuku O Te Manawa


Te Kuku O Te Manawa - Ka puta te riri, ka momori te ngākau, ka heke ngā roimata mo tōku pēpi


8 Jun 2020

A report in relation to how pēpi Māori aged 0-3 months can remain in the care of their whānau.


Submission: NZTA 'Accessible Streets' Transport Rule Package


20 May 2020

A submission on the NZTA 'Accessible Streets' transport rule package

Budget 2020: COVID-19 response leaves many children disadvantaged

Media releases

14 May 2020

The Children’s Commissioner says Budget 2020 is a realistic response to the crisis but is insufficient, especially for the 150,000 children who were already doing it tough before COVID-19.

Helping our kids navigate the dangers of growing up with porn

Media releases

18 Apr 2020

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft welcomes the release of a report showing what we can do about the harmful prevalence of porn in Kiwi kid’s lives.

“Virtual” monitoring of children detained in secure residences

Media releases

2 Apr 2020

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft says the safety and conditions of children and young people in the care of Oranga Tamariki continue to be monitored, despite the challenges presented by COVID-19

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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