The report makes three recommendations that New Zealand government can put into place immediately:
Make sure policy and legislative reform are child-centred and rights-based. Identify where children’s rights are not being met, what needs to be done, who will do the work, timeframes for implementation and how the work will be monitored.
Allocate responsibility and resources to coordinate the implementation of the Children’s Convention across government.
Ensure children and young people’s views are taken into consideration in the development of legislation and policies.
Office of the Children's Commissioner, Government of New Zealand 2017