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A new chapter for children’s rights in New Zealand?

Monday, 13 November 2017, 12:43 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

The Children’s Commissioner is calling on the country to embrace children’s rights to ensure their overall well-being. More >>

Report shows the way to improve the lives of all children

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 8:53 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Report shows the way to improve the lives of all children and young people 15 June 2017 More >>

Budget 2017 good news for Kiwi kids

Friday, 26 May 2017, 2:45 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

The Family Incomes Package revealed in Budget 2017 has been welcomed by the Children’s Commissioner as good news for children living in families experiencing severe poverty. More >>

Budget 2017 provides more assurance for kids in care

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:23 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Media release – Budget 2017 provides more assurance for kids in care 25 May 2017 More funding for independent monitoring has been hailed by the Children’s Commissioner as a significant step forward for children in the care and protection and youth justice ... More >>

Time to start moving on outdated children’s residences

Monday, 15 May 2017, 8:51 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

The conditions for children in many of New Zealand’s secure residences are prison-like, dated and bleak, and it’s time to move on better alternatives, Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft says. More >>

New Zealand and Canterbury rugby to be applauded

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 10:13 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft is congratulating the New Zealand and Canterbury rugby unions on a new approach to work better with young players accused of misconduct. More >>

UN-funded report another reason to stop locking children up

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 9:48 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft says a new United Nations-funded report is more compelling evidence why New Zealand should stop locking children in police cells. More >>

Once in a lifetime opportunity to do better for NZ children

Friday, 31 March 2017, 11:39 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

The Children’s Commissioner says there will never be a better chance in our lifetimes to improve the lives of the children and young people who need it most than with the launch of the new Oranga Tamariki. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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