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

Commissioners welcome vaccines for young rangatahi

Media releases

19 Aug 2021

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft welcomes the Government’s announcement today that the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine will be available for children and young people aged 12 to 15 years.

Returning children must be protected and embraced

Media releases

26 Jul 2021

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft is urging the public and media to respect the privacy and wellbeing of the children returning with their mother from Turkey, following the Governments’ announcem

Serious concern for children at other OT residence

Media releases

2 Jul 2021

The OCC has today released its most recent monitoring reports on another Oranga Tamariki care and protection residence, showing serious concerns about the safety and wellbeing of children are not limi

Commissioner calls for child protection protocol to be activated following video

Media releases

29 Jun 2021

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner has asked Oranga Tamariki to activate the Child Protection Protocol (CPP) which includes calling in Police, following the publication of concerning videos of

Action needed to stop sexual violence against girls

Media releases

28 Jun 2021

A survey showing shocking rates of sexual violence against Christchurch teenage girls must lead to urgent action including consent and gender equality education for boys, Children Commissioner Andrew

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Leah Haines

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Email: l.haines@occ.org.nz