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

Children’s Commissioner welcomes report on young voices talking about porn

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11 Dec 2018

“Research released recently by the Chief Censor on young New Zealanders and porn, is a ground-breaking document,” says Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft. “This is not least because it conscientio

Child Poverty Monitor 2018: Four Areas Where Poverty Affects New Zealand Children

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10 Dec 2018

With no new data on child poverty in New Zealand, this year's Child Poverty Monitor puts a spotlight on critical areas in a child's life where poverty continues to have an adverse impact.

Teachers can help children make their voices heard

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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