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

Teachers can help children make their voices heard

Media releases

19 Nov 2018

Primary teachers now have a simple way to encourage their students to know and learn about their rights under the Children’s Convention.

Well Child/Tamariki Ora review welcomed by Children’s Commissioner

Media releases

15 Nov 2018

The Children’s Commissioner hopes the review of Well Child/Tamariki Ora announced this week will make the programme one of the best things we do for kiwi kids.

OCC Newsletter: Special Edition

Media releases

9 Nov 2018

A special edition newsletter all about child and youth wellbeing and what the Office of the Children's Commissioner is doing in this space.

Children’s Commissioner commends cross-party support for Child Poverty Reduction Bill

Media releases

4 Oct 2018

The Children’s Commissioner is delighted by the announcement this afternoon that the Child Poverty Reduction Bill will receive cross-party support.

It’s time to change the way we look after young people in care

Media releases

1 Oct 2018

A new report from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner looks to the future of how we care for young people with high risk and alleged offending behaviour.

OCC Newsletter: September 2018

Media releases

28 Sep 2018

Calling for youth to no longer be remanded in police cells, focusing on FASD awareness, and looking back on the Criminal Justice Summit.

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Leah Haines

Phone: 027 696 5101

Email: l.haines@occ.org.nz