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

Child Poverty Reduction Act: “An historic cause for celebration”


18 Dec 2018

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft says the passing of the Child Poverty Reduction legislation third reading today is “an historic cause for celebration”.

OCC Newsletter: December 2018


17 Dec 2018

The last newsletter for 2018. Meri Kirihimete from the Office of the Children's Commissioner!

Children’s Commissioner welcomes report on young voices talking about porn


11 Dec 2018

“Research released recently by the Chief Censor on young New Zealanders and porn, is a ground-breaking document,” says Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft. “This is not least because it conscientio

Child Poverty Monitor 2018: Four Areas Where Poverty Affects New Zealand Children


10 Dec 2018

With no new data on child poverty in New Zealand, this year's Child Poverty Monitor puts a spotlight on critical areas in a child's life where poverty continues to have an adverse impact.

Teachers can help children make their voices heard


19 Nov 2018

Primary teachers now have a simple way to encourage their students to know and learn about their rights under the Children’s Convention.

Well Child/Tamariki Ora review welcomed by Children’s Commissioner


15 Nov 2018

The Children’s Commissioner hopes the review of Well Child/Tamariki Ora announced this week will make the programme one of the best things we do for kiwi kids.

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