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Getting It Right: Are We Listening?


24 Jun 2019

Are we Listening? reports on how well the government is implementing the Children’s Convention, in relation to children’s participation rights. It is the second thematic report in the Children's Conve

Children’s Commissioner to conduct review

Media releases

16 Jun 2019

The Children’s Commissioner has announced that his Office will be carrying out a thematic review of Oranga Tamariki’s policies, processes and practice relating to care and protection issues for tamari

Submission Right to attend school June2019

Submission: Access to Education for All at School


13 Jun 2019

The Office of the Children's Commissioner's submission for the proposed Education Act amendment about the right to attend school.

Budget 2019: ‘Significant and powerful step forward’ – Children’s Commissioner

Media releases

30 May 2019

“Today’s Wellbeing Budget takes seriously the need for a step-change in the way we support the wellbeing of New Zealand children”, says Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft.

HealthDisability Submission

Health & Disability System Review


30 May 2019

The Health and Disability System Review is being undertaken in 2019 to consider how to make it a fairer, more equitable system.

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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