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

Safeguarding the rights of children in secure detention centres


3 Jul 2020

Yesterday the Children’s Commissioner was given additional responsibility by the Minister of Justice which extended its role as the independent monitor of the conditions and treatment of children and

Mums and pēpi desperate their cried are heard


8 Jun 2020

Media release for report one of Te Kuku O Te Manawa

Budget 2020: COVID-19 response leaves many children disadvantaged


14 May 2020

The Children’s Commissioner says Budget 2020 is a realistic response to the crisis but is insufficient, especially for the 150,000 children who were already doing it tough before COVID-19.

Helping our kids navigate the dangers of growing up with porn


18 Apr 2020

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft welcomes the release of a report showing what we can do about the harmful prevalence of porn in Kiwi kid’s lives.

“Virtual” monitoring of children detained in secure residences


2 Apr 2020

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft says the safety and conditions of children and young people in the care of Oranga Tamariki continue to be monitored, despite the challenges presented by COVID-19

Assessments and removals of pēpi Māori into State care made earlier


16 Jan 2020

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft has released statistics showing there are persistent and intergenerational inequities in the removal of pēpi Māori into State custody.

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Leah Haines

Phone: 027 696 5101

Email: l.haines@occ.org.nz