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State of Care: Supporting young people on remand – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

By   /  May 28, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on State of Care: Supporting young people on remand – 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 in the Youth Court in respect of remand decisions, and their whānau. This overview report summarises our longer comprehensive workbook […]

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Teachers can help children make their voices heard – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

By   /  November 22, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Teachers can help children make their voices heard – 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 minds about the things that matter to them. Today, the Office of the Children’s Commissioner […]

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Prime Minister promotes work of the Office of the Children’s Commissioner on global stage – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

By   /  September 27, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister promotes work of the Office of the Children’s Commissioner on global stage – 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. As keynote speaker for the summit, hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Prime Minister highlighted the importance […]

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A budget that takes children seriously – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on A budget that takes children seriously – 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. “The Families package, which includes a boost to Working for Families and a new Best Start payment supporting all new babies from July 1st, will make a significant […]

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Families package welcome news at Christmas – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

By   /  December 17, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Families package welcome news at Christmas – 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. “These are really positive steps, many of which echo recommendations made by the Expert Advisory Group on child poverty in 2012. Raising family incomes, enabling warmer […]

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Child Poverty Monitor 2017: Sustainable Improvements Needed – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Child Poverty Monitor 2017: Sustainable Improvements Needed – 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 to flourish and thrive “Following an increase in benefit levels in 2015 and other adjustments by […]

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Time to make world-leading family group conferences reality – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Time to make world-leading family group conferences reality – Office of the 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 and protection and youth justice. This would include greater involvement of families, whānau, hapū, iwi and family groups, and for youth justice, victims. A review of six CYF sites in […]

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