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Commissioner encourages MPs to show resolve

Thursday, 15 March 2007, 11:57 am | Commissioner For Children

Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, is disappointed that last nights’s debate on Green MP Sue Bradford’s Bill to remove the defence of justifiable force when charged with assaulting a child, did not reach the voting stage due to drawn-out ... More >>

MPs encouraged to show resolve and support bill

Thursday, 15 March 2007, 12:08 am | Commissioner For Children

Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, is disappointed that last nights’s debate on Green MP Sue Bradford’s Bill to remove the defence of justifiable force when charged with assaulting a child, did not reach the voting stage due to drawn-out ... More >>

MPs encouraged to do what is right for children

Tuesday, 13 March 2007, 9:54 am | Commissioner For Children

Tomorrow, policians will debate and possibly vote on Green MP Sue Bradford’s Bill to remove the defence of justifiable support force when charged with assaulting a child. Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, strongly supports repeal. More >>

Commissioner pushes for child protection

Tuesday, 20 February 2007, 11:49 am | Commissioner For Children

Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro is optimistic that parliament will show support for Green MP, Sue Bradford’s bill to remove the defence of justifiable support force when charged with assaulting a child when it is voted upon on Wednesday. More >>

Restorative justice has role in schools

Friday, 9 February 2007, 11:47 am | Commissioner For Children

Respectful Schools: Restorative Practices in Education a new report by Victoria University’s Institute of Policy Studies researchers, is a wonderful resource to help principals and boards of trustees build inclusive and respectful school cultures that improve ... More >>

Children’s Commissioner has role in monitoring CYF

Thursday, 8 February 2007, 10:07 am | Commissioner For Children

Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, has reacted to recent calls for the set-up of an independent compliants authority to monitor the activities of Child, Youth and Family (CYF) by pointing out that the Children’s Commisioner’s Act 2003 already ... More >>

Children’s Commissioner reacts to Section 59

Monday, 20 November 2006, 3:55 pm | Commissioner For Children

Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, has reacted to the Justice Select Committee’s report on the repeal of Section 59 of the Crimes Act 1961 which currently says that parents are justified in “using force by way of correction of a child if the force ... More >>

Children’s Commissioner details future vision

Thursday, 26 October 2006, 4:47 pm | Commissioner For Children

Speaking at Barnardos New Zealand’s Annual General Meeting today, Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, outlined her vision for New Zealand children and a proposal to archive this through the introduction of a systematic approach to monitoring child ... More >>

Children’s Commissioner details future vision

Thursday, 26 October 2006, 2:30 pm | Commissioner For Children

Speaking at Barnardos New Zealand’s Annual General Meeting today, Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, outlined her vision for New Zealand children and a proposal to archive this through the introduction of a systematic approach to monitoring child ... More >>

Combating Child and Youth Offending

Tuesday, 22 August 2006, 11:35 am | Commissioner For Children

Around 200 people will today attend a symposium organised by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner to talk about what works to prevent and deal with child and youth offending. More >>

New report on the health of NZ's children, youth

Thursday, 6 July 2006, 4:23 pm | Commissioner For Children

Today at the Public Health Association Conference in Palmerston North, Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, launched a new report on health issues facing New Zealand children and young people. Entitled, 'More than just an apple a day: Children’s ... More >>

Children’s Commissioner launches new report

Thursday, 6 July 2006, 4:00 pm | Commissioner For Children

Today at the Public Health Association Conference in Palmerston North, Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, launched a new report on health issues facing New Zealand children and young people. More >>

Commissioner looking for action on child abuse

Tuesday, 27 June 2006, 5:44 pm | Commissioner For Children

Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, has called for action to be taken to help prevent child abuse and neglect. More >>

Commissioner calls for repeal of Section 59

Thursday, 25 May 2006, 12:28 am | Commissioner For Children

Today, Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, presented her oral submission on the Bill to repeal Section 59 of the Crimes Act (1961). Section 59 says that parents are justified in “using force by way of correction of a child if the force used is ... More >>

Concern about Young Offenders’ Bill

Friday, 31 March 2006, 12:38 am | Commissioner For Children

The Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, has spoken out against the proposed Young Offenders (Serious Crimes) Bill which had it’s first reading in Parliament on Wednesday. More >>

Forum aims to up skill young participants

Monday, 13 February 2006, 10:45 am | Commissioner For Children

Tomorrow will see the start of the Tenth Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (ACCAN). It is the first time the conference has been held in New Zealand and it will feature national and internationally renowned keynote speakers. ACCAN ... More >>

Youth Forum aims to up skill young participants

Monday, 13 February 2006, 9:29 am | Commissioner For Children

Tomorrow will see the start of the Tenth Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (ACCAN). It is the first time the conference has been held in New Zealand and it will feature national and internationally renowned keynote speakers. ACCAN ... More >>

Commissioner’s Report on Child Safety

Friday, 3 February 2006, 3:43 pm | Commissioner For Children

Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, has released a report on an investigation carried out by her Office following incidents where two young children were hospitalised with suspected non-accidental injuries in 2004. These children were then further ... More >>

Commissioner supports new youth justice facilities

Wednesday, 23 November 2005, 9:49 am | Commissioner For Children

The Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, supports the announcement of the proposed new youth facility, noting that community consultation is still going on. More >>

Child Abuse and Neglect Conference

Wednesday, 29 June 2005, 1:21 pm | Commissioner For Children

A major Australasian conference on child abuse and neglect will provide an opportunity for New Zealand’s young people to have their say when it is held in Wellington next year. More >>

   

 

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