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

A budget that takes children seriously


17 May 2018

The Children’s Commissioner, Judge Andrew Becroft, says today’s budget takes children seriously. He welcomes the focus on reducing child poverty, a critical step towards improving child wellbeing.

Building blocks needed for children’s rights


11 Apr 2018

A new report has outlined the next steps the New Zealand Government needs to take to make good on our promises to children.

Education matters to me – six detailed reports are now available


14 Mar 2018

Responses across all areas of enquiry indicated that many schools, kura and other education settings are doing a lot of things well, however there is still much room for improvement.

Time to learn from the past: Children’s Commissioner


1 Feb 2018

“Survivors of abuse in state care will have the deep hurt they experienced investigated and acknowledged by this new inquiry”, said Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft.

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Children and young people share their experiences of school


31 Jan 2018

“If we really want to improve education outcomes, we need to get input from the people it affects most directly – children and young people”, say the NZSTA and Children's Commissioner.

Families Package welcome news at Christmas


14 Dec 2017

We welcome the Families Package announced today and we hope it will make a big difference to the lives of many New Zealand children.

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Leah Haines

Phone: 027 696 5101

Email: l.haines@occ.org.nz