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


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

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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.


UN-funded report another reason to stop locking New Zealand children in police cells

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1 Apr 2017

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft says a new United Nations-funded report is more compelling evidence why New Zealand should stop locking children in police cells.


OCC Newsletter March 2017

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9 Mar 2017

Oranga Tamariki legislation

We need to find a resolution on the role of whānau, hapū, iwi and wider family in caring for children and young people who have been removed from their usual caregivers.


Once in a lifetime opportunity to do better for New Zealand children and young people

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1 Mar 2017

The Children's Commissioner says there will never be a better chance in our lifetimes to improve the lives of the children and young people who need it most than with the launch of Oranga Tamariki.


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Child Poverty Monitor: Targets and a plan are overdue

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1 Dec 2016

Setting targets and creating a plan to reduce the number of children in poverty is well overdue and vital if we want to prevent entrenching a third generation of children in poverty, says Children’s C


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Rachael Bowie

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Email: r.bowie@occ.org.nz