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


“Virtual” monitoring of children detained in secure residences

Media releases

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

Media releases

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

Media releases

9 Dec 2019

Media release for our annual Child Poverty Monitor (2019)


Statement on Oranga Tamariki practice review into the Hastings Case

Media releases

7 Nov 2019

Birth of a pēpē should be a time of joy for all whānau, not a fight to stay together says Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft.


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Locked-in care is a 'hard place to be happy'

Media releases

7 Oct 2019

Media release for our report 'A Hard Place to be Happy'


Scope of review into Oranga Tamariki’s care and protection practice for tamariki Māori announced

Media releases

18 Sep 2019

In June, the Children’s Commissioner announced a thematic review into Oranga Tamariki’s policies, processes and practice relating to care and protection issues for tamariki Māori aged 0-3 months.


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Leah Haines

Phone: 027 696 5101

Email: l.haines@occ.org.nz