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Time For Police To Stop Chasing Young Drivers

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 3:00 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft is calling on Police to stop pursuing young drivers, except in very rare circumstances, following an IPCA report today criticising a chase that ended in the death of a Christchurch man. The Independent Police Conduct ... More >>

Children's Commissioner Welcomes Release Of Child And Youth Wellbeing Strategy Monitoring Report

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 5:58 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

“Having a child and youth wellbeing strategy is vital and putting that strategy into co-ordinated practice is where we will really be able to make a difference for New Zealand’s children and young people,” says Children’s Commissioner Andrew ... More >>

Changing The Lives Of Children With Offending Behaviour

Monday, 24 August 2020, 9:59 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Most 10-13-year old children with offending behaviour are well known to many government departments. Focussed interventions are possible and will pay dividends. More >>

Safeguarding The Rights Of Children In Secure Detention Centres

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 3:26 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

On 03 July Children’s Commissioner was given additional responsibility by the Minister of Justice which extended its role as the independent monitor of the conditions and treatment of children and young people in secure detention centres. The Children’s ... More >>

Budget 2020: COVID-19 Response Leaves Many Children Disadvantaged

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 4:01 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

The Children’s Commissioner says Budget 2020 is a realistic response to the crisis but is insufficient, especially for the 150,000 children who were already doing it tough before COVID-19. “These are immensely challenging times for everyone. So ... More >>

Helping Our Kids Navigate The Dangers Of Growing Up With Porn

Saturday, 18 April 2020, 8:15 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft welcomes the release of a report showing what we can do about the harmful prevalence of porn in Kiwi kid’s lives. The report, Growing Up With Porn , released today by the Classification Office, is a timely insight ... More >>

“Virtual” Monitoring Of Children Detained In Secure Residences

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 3:25 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft says the safety and conditions of children and young people in the care of Oranga Tamariki continue to be monitored, despite the challenges presented by COVID-19. “Our immediate priority is the safety, rights ... More >>

Child Poverty Monitor: Big, bold, permanent change needed

Monday, 9 December 2019, 4:34 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

In partnership with the JR McKenzie Trust and University of Otago, Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft has today released the annual Child Poverty Monitor at childpoverty.org.nz  which shows more bold and sustainable action is needed. More >>

Chief Censor’s porn report a ‘wake-up call’ for everyone

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 4:07 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner, Judge Andrew Becroft, calls the Breaking Down Porn report, released today by the Chief Censor, a ‘wake-up call’ for all New Zealanders. “I welcome today’s report. It’s a wake-up call and a catalyst for a national ... More >>

International Children’s Day

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 10:16 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

The Children’s Commissioner is calling on the government to re-prioritise its commitment to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (the Children’s Convention) on International Children’s Day. More >>

Statement on Oranga Tamariki practice review

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 3:41 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Birth of a pēpē should be a time of joy for all whānau, not a fight to stay together says Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft. More >>

Locked-in care is a ‘hard place to be happy’

Monday, 7 October 2019, 9:01 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft has today released a new report where children and young people say, in their own words, what it’s like to live in secure residential care. More >>

Scope of review into Oranga Tamariki care and protection

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 1:19 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Scope of review into Oranga Tamariki’s care and protection practice for tamariki Māori announced More >>

Scope of review into Oranga Tamariki’s care and protection

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 12:30 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

In June, the Children’s Commissioner announced a thematic review into Oranga Tamariki’s policies, processes and practice relating to care and protection issues for tamariki Māori aged 0-3 months. Today the Children’s Commissioner has released the full ... More >>

Child and youth strategy a once-in-a-generation opportunity

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 1:51 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy – a once-in-a-generation opportunity to get things right More >>

Children’s Commissioner calls on government to consult

Sunday, 18 August 2019, 6:48 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

30 years of child rights: Children’s Commissioner calls on government to consult with children and young people More >>

Children’s views important, but are we listening?

Monday, 24 June 2019, 9:13 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

A report released today, from the Children’s Convention Monitoring Group*, is a sharp reminder that what children and young people say makes a difference, and that it’s time we paid more attention to their views, says Children’s Commissioner ... More >>

Children’s Commissioner to conduct review

Monday, 17 June 2019, 9:05 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

The Children’s Commissioner has announced that his Office will be carrying out a thematic review of Oranga Tamariki’s policies, processes and practice relating to care and protection issues for tamariki Māori aged 0-3 months. More >>

Budget 2019: ‘Significant and powerful step forward’

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 2:46 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

“Today’s Wellbeing Budget takes seriously the need for a step-change in the way we support the wellbeing of New Zealand children”, says Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft. More >>

State of Care: Supporting young people on remand

Monday, 27 May 2019, 12:34 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

In March 2018, Oranga Tamariki’s National Youth Justice Management team proposed that the Office of the Children’s Commissioner conduct a thematic monitoring review focused on the quality of Oranga Tamariki’s practice with young people appearing ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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