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


Free school lunches is a good start – but more is needed

Media releases

30 Aug 2019

Let’s get behind free school lunches. They’re the first step in the right direction of our world-leading Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy, says Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft.


Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy - A 'once-in-a-generation' opportunity to get things right

Media releases

29 Aug 2019

Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft welcomes the launch of New Zealand’s first comprehensive strategy to meet the rights and needs of our children and young people.


30 years of child rights: Children's Commissioner calls on government to consult with children and young people

Media releases

18 Aug 2019

Ahead of a Child Rights Symposium in Wellington this week, the Children’s Commissioner is calling on the government to re-prioritise its commitment to the Children's Convention.


“Second Chance for a revolution in the care and support of children” – Children’s Commissioner

Media releases

28 Jun 2019

When the Oranga Tamariki Act comes fully into effect on 1 July, it sets the scene for a potential revolution in the way Māori children and young people in particular receive care and support.


Children’s Commissioner to conduct review

Media releases

16 Jun 2019

The Children’s Commissioner has announced that his Office will be carrying out a thematic review of Oranga Tamariki’s policies, processes and practice relating to care and protection issues for tamari


Budget 2019: ‘Significant and powerful step forward’ – Children’s Commissioner

Media releases

30 May 2019

“Today’s Wellbeing Budget takes seriously the need for a step-change in the way we support the wellbeing of New Zealand children”, says Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft.


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Leah Haines

Phone: 027 696 5101

Email: l.haines@occ.org.nz