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Children’s Commissioner welcomes release of Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy monitoring report

Media releases

10 Sep 2020

“Having a child and youth wellbeing strategy is vital and putting that strategy into coordinated practice is where we will really be able to make a difference for New Zealand’s children and young peop

Changing the lives of children with offending behaviour, and increasing the minimum age of criminal responsibility

Media releases

24 Aug 2020

Most 10-13-year old children with offending behaviour are well known to many government departments. Focussed interventions are possible and will pay dividends.

Safeguarding the rights of children in secure detention centres

Media releases

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

Mums and pēpi desperate their cried are heard

Media releases

8 Jun 2020

Media release for report one of Te Kuku O Te Manawa

Budget 2020: COVID-19 response leaves many children disadvantaged

Media releases

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

Media releases

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.

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Leah Haines

Phone: 027 696 5101

Email: l.haines@occ.org.nz

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