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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 >>

Families package welcome news at Christmas

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 2:22 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

"We welcome the Families Package announced today and we hope it will make a big difference to the lives of many New Zealand children", said Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft. More >>

Child Poverty Monitor 2017: Sustainable Improvements Needed

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 8:30 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

The growth in child poverty has been halted and relevant indicators are dropping, says the Children’s Commissioner on release of the latest Child Poverty Monitor data. However, sustained progress is needed so that all children have the same opportunities ... More >>

Time to make world-leading family group conferences reality

Friday, 1 December 2017, 1:38 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Time to make world-leading family group conferences a reality: Children’s Commissioner The Children’s Commissioner has called for significant change and improvement in the way Family Group Conferences (FGCs) are prepared for and conducted for both care ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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