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

Call for By Māori for Māori approach for care and protection

Media releases

23 Nov 2020

The second report of the review, Te Kuku O Te Manawa, Moe ararā! Haumanuitia ngā moemoeā a ngā tūpuna mō te oranga o ngā tamariki, was launched today and contains several recommendations for governmen

Appointment of Assistant Māori Commissioner for Children

Media releases

7 Oct 2020

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft has today announced the appointment of Glenis Philip-Barbara as Assistant Māori Commissioner for Children.

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

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Leah Haines

Phone: 027 696 5101

Email: l.haines@occ.org.nz