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

VIDEO: NEXT Foundation - Is It All Won Or Lost By The Fifth Birthday?


30 Jun 2017

Judge Becroft gave a presentation to the NEXT Foundation on the importance of helping children effectively in the early years.

Report shows the way to improve the lives of all children and young people


1 Jun 2017

The UNICEF Innocenti Report Card for 2016 provides a template for how to improve the lives of children and young people living in the most difficult circumstances.

Budget 2017 good news for Kiwi kids


26 May 2017

The Family Incomes Package revealed in Budget 2017 has been welcomed by the Children’s Commissioner as good news for children living in families experiencing severe poverty.

Budget 2017 provides more assurance for kids in care


25 May 2017

More funding for independent monitoring has been hailed by the Children’s Commissioner as a significant step forward for children in the care and protection and youth justice systems.

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State of Care 2017: A focus on Oranga Tamariki's secure residences


15 May 2017

Time to start moving on outdated children’s residences: Children’s Commissioner

New Zealand and Canterbury rugby to be applauded on new child-centred approach to misconduct


1 May 2017

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft is congratulating the New Zealand and Canterbury rugby unions on a new approach to work better with young players accused of misconduct.

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Email: r.bowie@occ.org.nz