28 February 2022  Media Releases

Statement from Children's Commissioner Frances Eivers

As Children’s Commissioner I want every mokopuna, every child, to be safe in all situations with the support of their whānau and communities. It is crucial every parent or caregiver considers the impact the ongoing situation at the Parliamentary occupation could have on their mokopuna, their children, who are present with them. While I support the rights of all people to lawfully protest I would ask them to consider whether their children should remain involved.

Children's Commissioner Frances Eivers