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Serious Concern For Children At Other OT Residences

Friday, 2 July 2021, 10:21 am | Commissioner For Children

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner has today released its most recent monitoring reports on another Oranga Tamariki care and protection residence, showing serious concerns about the safety and wellbeing of children are not limited to the Christchurch ... More >>

Commissioner Calls For Child Protection Protocol To Be Activated Following Video

Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 12:44 pm | Commissioner For Children

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner has asked Oranga Tamariki to activate the Child Protection Protocol (CPP) which includes calling in Police, following the publication of concerning videos of staff treatment of children in one of its care ... More >>

Centring Children In The COVID-19 Response

Sunday, 7 March 2021, 10:26 am | Commissioner For Children

New Zealand’s COVID-19 response highlights the need to centre children’s rights in all government planning, especially if we are to be prepared for future shocks and crises, Commissioner for Children Andrew Becroft says. A report from the Children’s ... More >>

Appointment Of Assistant Māori Commissioner For Children

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 12:21 pm | Commissioner For Children

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft has today announced the appointment of Glenis Philip-Barbara as Assistant Māori Commissioner for Children. Ms Philip-Barbara, (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Uepōhatu, Clan McDonald) is an experienced senior leader and ... More >>

Education reports with children's views and voices

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 8:44 am | Commissioner For Children

Now available: Education matters to me – six detailed reports http://www.occ.org.nz/publications/news/education-matters-to-me-six-detailed-reports-are-now-available > More >>

Experts group formed to find solutions to child poverty

Monday, 19 March 2012, 3:58 pm | Commissioner For Children

Media statement – for immediate release 19 March 2012 Experts group formed to find solutions to child poverty Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills has today announced the formation of an experts group to find solutions to child poverty. “In ... More >>

Parents of vulnerable children must go to front of queue

Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 9:53 am | Commissioner For Children

For immediate release: 7 February 2012 Parents of vulnerable children must go to front of queue says Children’s Commissioner Parents and carers of vulnerable children should get priority over other adults when seeking services such as drug and alcohol ... More >>

Children in care package welcomed

Friday, 20 May 2011, 3:23 pm | Commissioner For Children

Children’s Commissioner John Angus says the additional funding to meet the health and education needs of children in care is long overdue but very welcome. More >>

Children’s Commissioner welcomes ERO report

Friday, 23 July 2010, 11:31 am | Commissioner For Children

Children’s Commissioner John Angus welcomes the Education Review Office report on special education released today. More >>

Drunk parents have disastrous impacts on children

Thursday, 3 June 2010, 10:06 am | Commissioner For Children

Parents who drink too much can have a disastrous impact on their children, from neglecting basic needs to causing life-long physical harm, says Children's Commissioner John Angus. More >>

Young people fare better when connected to whanau

Friday, 28 May 2010, 11:29 am | Commissioner For Children

Young New Zealanders who feel connected to their whanau and families are more likely to speak up when life gets hard and seek help, says Children's Commissioner John Angus. More >>

Young people not just heroes and hoons

Wednesday, 26 May 2010, 9:26 am | Commissioner For Children

Young people want to be seen as individuals, and not typecast as heroes or hoons, says Children's Commissioner John Angus. More >>

Moves to better protect children commended

Wednesday, 31 March 2010, 2:30 pm | Commissioner For Children

In his submission to the Justice and Electoral Select Committee on the Child and Family Protection Bill, Children’s Commissioner Dr John Angus, supported changes that would better protect children. More >>

Commissioner says ads highlight effects of alcohol

Monday, 7 April 2008, 11:27 am | Commissioner For Children

Some of the risks posed to children and young people by binge drinkers are graphically highlighted in the Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand's (ALAC) new advertising campaign, Children's Commissioner Dr Cindy Kiro said today. More >>

Kiro: Tagging law does not need to change

Wednesday, 2 April 2008, 4:32 pm | Commissioner For Children

The law does not need to be amended to deal with the issue of tagging and graffiti, Children's Commissioner Dr Cindy Kiro said today. More >>

Commissioner supports cross-party caucus

Monday, 3 March 2008, 1:56 pm | Commissioner For Children

Children's Commissioner Dr Cindy Kiro said today she supports the call by Every Child Counts for all political parties to participate in a cooperative cross-party caucus for children. More >>

Plan family fun for Sunday

Thursday, 28 February 2008, 1:00 pm | Commissioner For Children

New experiences is the theme for this year's Children's Day, Te Ra O Te Tamariki and today Children's Commissioner Dr Cindy Kiro urged parents to plan a fun activity for the family this Sunday, 2 March. More >>

Commissioner supports 13 months paid leave

Tuesday, 28 August 2007, 1:54 pm | Commissioner For Children

Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, supports the Families Commission’s recommendation that the government’s parental leave policy should be extended so that more people are eligible for more support. More >>

Children’s Commissioner supports B4 school checks

Tuesday, 21 August 2007, 2:12 pm | Commissioner For Children

Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, supports the introduction of the B4 School checks to identify any health, behavioural, social, or developmental concerns which could affect a child's ability to learn at school. More >>

Children’s Commissioner supports B4 school checks

Tuesday, 21 August 2007, 1:20 pm | Commissioner For Children

Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, supports the introduction of the B4 School checks to identify any health, behavioural, social, or developmental concerns which could affect a child's ability to learn at school. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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