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MediaRelease 7thOct

Locked-in care is a 'hard place to be happy'

News

7 Oct 2019

Media release for our report 'A Hard Place to be Happy'


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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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.


“Second Chance for a revolution in the care and support of children” – Children’s Commissioner

News

28 Jun 2019

When the Oranga Tamariki Act comes fully into effect on 1 July, it sets the scene for a potential revolution in the way Māori children and young people in particular receive care and support.


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