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Children’s Commissioner: UN report must be taken seriously

Sunday, 9 October 2016, 9:23 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner says UN report must be taken seriously 9 October 2016 For immediate release Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft says he welcomes the latest UN report outlining how well New Zealand is upholding children’s rights ... More >>

State of Care 2016: move to child-centred culture now

Monday, 20 June 2016, 10:13 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Moving to a more child-centred culture within Child, Youth and Family can and must start now if we want to see better outcomes for children currently in careand build a strong platform for the reforms to come, says Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell ... More >>

Vulnerable children deserve this radical change

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 2:39 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills welcomes today’s announcement on the proposed radical changes to the child protection and care system. More >>

“This Bill is shameful” – Children’s Commissioner

Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 9:25 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills has described a bill originally intended to improve the poor quality of rental housing as “shameful”. More >>

Child Poverty Monitor 2015 released

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 8:20 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

This year’s Child Poverty Monitor has a simple message for New Zealand about the high number of children living in poverty: “It’s not choice.” More >>

“These are our children too” - Children’s Commissioner

Thursday, 24 September 2015, 9:31 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills today welcomed the interim report from the Modernising Child, Youth and Family Expert Panel. “The report makes sad reading, but sets out sets out a promising platform for the next stage of reform - with children ... More >>

Children’s Commissioner releases first State of Care report

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 8:31 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills today released his Office’s first public annual report on the service Child, Youth and Family provides to our most vulnerable children. More >>

Children’s Commissioner – “Budget a surprise but not a plan”

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 4:36 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner – “Budget a surprise but not a plan” “I’m surprised” says Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills following today’s Budget announcement. “I wasn’t expecting Government to increase incomes for the poorest families with ... More >>

No better time to track progress on poverty

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 8:53 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Today’s release of the second annual Child Poverty Monitor shows a slight reduction in the number of children living in income poverty but reveals Kiwi kids are still more than twice as likely to be in poverty than our senior citizens. More >>

Child Poverty Monitor: No better time to track progress

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 8:41 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Today’s release of the second annual Child Poverty Monitor shows a slight reduction in the number of children living in income poverty but reveals Kiwi kids are still more than twice as likely to be in poverty than our senior citizens. More >>

Health Committee recommendations need action

Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 12:58 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

The Children’s Commissioner supports the statement by the Health Select Committee released today that asks the Government to implement the recommendations made by the Committee. More >>

More comprehensive plan needed for child wellbeing

Friday, 7 March 2014, 5:04 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills says the Government’s response to the Health Select Committee report will see better outcomes for children, but misses the big picture. More >>

Practical guides on school food programmes released

Tuesday, 25 February 2014, 12:19 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Practical new guides for schools wishing to introduce food programmes have been released by Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills today. More >>

Commissioner congratulates Health Select Committee on report

Monday, 18 November 2013, 5:18 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills says the Health Select Committee has made some courageous recommendations that have enormous potential to improve children’s lives. More >>

Report - Child Poverty in NZ: Building on progress to date

Tuesday, 29 October 2013, 10:25 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Child poverty is preventing many New Zealand children from living healthy, productive lives. As many as 25 percent – up to about 265,000 New Zealand children – currently live in poverty. These children deserve the opportunity to live healthy lives, learn ... More >>

Good progress on child poverty but big task still ahead

Tuesday, 29 October 2013, 9:30 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Reducing child poverty is our most important social challenge and New Zealand needs to get more serious about the task ahead, an expert group on child poverty says. More >>

Greater protection for vulnerable children welcomed

Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 5:52 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

The Children’s Commissioner, Dr Russell Wills, says the announcement of legislative changes to protect vulnerable children reflects an important shift in the balance between respecting a parent’s rights and ensuring a child’s right to be safe. More >>

Food in Schools - let’s get it right

Tuesday, 28 May 2013, 5:02 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Dr Wills, Children’s Commissioner, says he is pleased that today’s announcements about food in schools include more money for KidsCan. “I also welcome business involvement: together with KidsCan they can supplement and support communities to ... More >>

Budget announcements on child poverty a good start

Thursday, 16 May 2013, 4:33 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Today’s budget announcements on child poverty are good first steps for our most vulnerable children, says Dr Russell Wills, Children’s Commissioner. More >>

New Deputy Children’s Commissioner welcomed

Monday, 4 March 2013, 1:45 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills today welcomed Dr Justine Cornwall as the new Deputy Children’s Commissioner. “I am delighted to have Dr Cornwall as my Deputy. Her background in Public Policy, combined with her extensive work with ... More >>

 

 

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