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


Bill that establishes new Children and Young People’s Commission a “huge opportunity”

Media releases

11 Nov 2021

Legislation paving the way for a Children and Young People’s Commission is a huge opportunity to improve outcomes for all tamariki mokopuna


Family support increases a start, but more is needed

Media releases

6 Nov 2021

Small increases in family support announced today are a welcome step, but much more is needed to make a significant change for children and whānau


Making Aotearoa New Zealand the best place to be a child

Media releases

22 Oct 2021

In the third of Judge Andrew Becroft’s five addresses reflecting on his time as Children’s Commissioner, he examines five ways we can significantly improve wellbeing for children and young people in A


Our care and protection system has failed – it needs nothing less than radical transformation.

Media releases

19 Oct 2021

In the second of Judge Andrew Becroft’s five addresses reflecting on his time as Children’s Commissioner, he argues that tinkering with our care and protection system over the last three decades has f


Some stark injustices in our youth justice system need fixing – and here’s how

Media releases

13 Oct 2021

In the first of a series of five addresses reflecting on his time as Children’s Commissioner, Judge Andrew Becroft identifies some stark injustices in our youth justice system and suggests ways to fix


Call for mandatory vaccination of children’s workforce

Media releases

7 Oct 2021

The Children’s Commissioner and Assistant Māori Commissioner are calling for a plan for the mandatory vaccination of teachers and the entire children’s workforce in New Zealand.


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Leah Haines

Phone: 027 696 5101

Email: l.haines@occ.org.nz