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Children’s views important, but are we listening?

Monday, 24 June 2019, 9:13 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

A report released today, from the Children’s Convention Monitoring Group*, is a sharp reminder that what children and young people say makes a difference, and that it’s time we paid more attention to their views, says Children’s Commissioner ... More >>

Children’s Commissioner to conduct review

Monday, 17 June 2019, 9:05 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

The Children’s Commissioner has announced that his Office will be carrying out a thematic review of Oranga Tamariki’s policies, processes and practice relating to care and protection issues for tamariki Māori aged 0-3 months. More >>

Budget 2019: ‘Significant and powerful step forward’

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 2:46 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

“Today’s Wellbeing Budget takes seriously the need for a step-change in the way we support the wellbeing of New Zealand children”, says Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft. More >>

State of Care: Supporting young people on remand

Monday, 27 May 2019, 12:34 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

In March 2018, Oranga Tamariki’s National Youth Justice Management team proposed that the Office of the Children’s Commissioner conduct a thematic monitoring review focused on the quality of Oranga Tamariki’s practice with young people appearing ... More >>

Commissioner calls for 1 year police pursuit pilot for youth

Friday, 15 March 2019, 12:05 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner calls for 1 year police pursuit pilot for children and young people More >>

Significant wellbeing challenges for some youth

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 9:39 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

‘What makes a good life?’ , a report from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner and Oranga Tamariki drawing together the voices of more than 6000 children and young people, has identified a clear vision of what wellbeing means for children growing ... More >>

100,000 kiwi kids to benefit every week from smoking ban

Sunday, 10 February 2019, 11:17 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

The announcement this morning by Associate Minister of Health, the Hon. Jenny Salesa, that cabinet has supported legislation to ban smoking in cars where there are children and young people under 18 present, will benefit 100,000 kiwi kids every week, according ... More >>

CPRA "An historic cause for celebration"

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 4:50 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft says the passing of the Child Poverty Reduction legislation third reading today is “an historic cause for celebration”. More >>

Living in poverty effects children’s development from start

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 11:20 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

A new analysis of Growing Up in New Zealand (GUINZ) data released today contains some “disturbing and challenging findings”, according to the Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft. More >>

Teachers can help children make their voices heard

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 9:56 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Primary teachers now have a simple way to encourage their students to know and learn about their rights under the Children’s Convention. A new resource from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner can help teachers encourage children to speak their ... More >>

Tamariki Ora review welcomed by Children’s Commissioner

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 4:59 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

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. More >>

Children’s Commissioner commends cross party support

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 8:58 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

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

State of Care report from the Children's Commissioner

Monday, 1 October 2018, 9:55 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

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, and the way we support them to live successfully in the community. More >>

Learning to measure wellbeing from the Swedish experience

Friday, 28 September 2018, 9:14 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Two Swedish poverty and wellbeing specialists will be in Wellington next week as guests of the Office of the Children’s Commissioner and the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. More >>

PM promotes work of Children’s Commissioner on global stage

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 5:32 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner received global recognition when Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke about the Office’s work in her speech to the 9th Annual Social Good Summit in New York earlier this week. More >>

If you were the boss of education in NZ, what would you do?

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 10:48 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

“Everyone I meet has a strong view about education and what we can do to transform it”, says Andrew Becroft, Children’s Commissioner and the Chair of the Guardians of the Education Conversation. More >>

Drinking and drug use in pregnancy: It’s not OK

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 3:16 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

“We have campaigns against drinking and driving. We have a powerful social campaign against family violence. But where is the focused campaign to stop drinking and drug use during pregnancy?” says Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft. More >>

A budget that takes children seriously

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 4:05 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

The Children’s Commissioner, Judge Andrew Becroft, says today’s budget takes children seriously. He welcomes the focus on reducing child poverty, a critical step towards improving child wellbeing. More >>

Building blocks needed for children’s rights

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 10:44 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

A new report outlines the next steps the New Zealand Government needs to take to make good on our promises to children. Getting It Right: Building Blocks: http://www.occ.org.nz/publications/reports/getting-it-right-building-blocks/ “The Prime Minister has said that she wants Aotearoa New Zealand to be the best ... More >>

Time to learn from the past: Children’s Commissioner

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 11:41 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

“Survivors of abuse in state care will have the deep hurt they experienced investigated and acknowledged by this new inquiry”, said Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft. More >>

 

 

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