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


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.


The time has come for 16 year olds to get the vote

Media releases

5 Oct 2021

The Children’s Commissioner is welcoming the Government’s review into our election laws as the perfect opportunity to extend the right to vote to 16 and 17 year olds.


Mortality report “a call to prioritise children’s wellbeing”

Media releases

27 Sep 2021

Aotearoa New Zealand must ask if the lives of children and young people are being systemically undervalued, as mortality statistics show high numbers of rangatahi dying by suicide, and pēpi of SUDI


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Leah Haines

Phone: 027 696 5101

Email: l.haines@occ.org.nz

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