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


Safeguarding the rights of children in secure detention centres

News

3 Jul 2020

Yesterday the Children’s Commissioner was given additional responsibility by the Minister of Justice which extended its role as the independent monitor of the conditions and treatment of children and


Budget 2020: COVID-19 response leaves many children disadvantaged

News

14 May 2020

The Children’s Commissioner says Budget 2020 is a realistic response to the crisis but is insufficient, especially for the 150,000 children who were already doing it tough before COVID-19.


Helping our kids navigate the dangers of growing up with porn

News

18 Apr 2020

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft welcomes the release of a report showing what we can do about the harmful prevalence of porn in Kiwi kid’s lives.


“Virtual” monitoring of children detained in secure residences

News

2 Apr 2020

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft says the safety and conditions of children and young people in the care of Oranga Tamariki continue to be monitored, despite the challenges presented by COVID-19


Assessments and removals of pēpi Māori into State care made earlier

News

16 Jan 2020

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft has released statistics showing there are persistent and intergenerational inequities in the removal of pēpi Māori into State custody.


Big, bold, permanent change needed to reduce child poverty

News

9 Dec 2019

Media release for our annual Child Poverty Monitor (2019)


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Rachael Bowie

Phone: 027 696 5101

Email: r.bowie@occ.org.nz