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

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

Submissions

2 Oct 2019

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


Submission: Civics and Citizenship Education

Submissions

26 Sep 2019

Feedback on discussion documents: Teaching and Learning Guide, Exemplar and Progression Tables.


Scope of review into Oranga Tamariki’s care and protection practice for tamariki Māori announced

Media releases

18 Sep 2019

In June, the Children’s Commissioner announced a thematic review into Oranga Tamariki’s policies, processes and practice relating to care and protection issues for tamariki Māori aged 0-3 months.


Free school lunches is a good start – but more is needed

Media releases

30 Aug 2019

Let’s get behind free school lunches. They’re the first step in the right direction of our world-leading Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy, says Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft.


Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy - A 'once-in-a-generation' opportunity to get things right

Media releases

29 Aug 2019

Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft welcomes the launch of New Zealand’s first comprehensive strategy to meet the rights and needs of our children and young people.


30 years of child rights: Children's Commissioner calls on government to consult with children and young people

Media releases

18 Aug 2019

Ahead of a Child Rights Symposium in Wellington this week, the Children’s Commissioner is calling on the government to re-prioritise its commitment to the Children's Convention.


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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