Office of the Children's Commissioner (New Zealand)


Children with offending behaviour

This report considers the statutory response to children aged 10 to 13 years whose offending causes serious concern for their wellbeing. This has led Police to refer them to an Oranga Tamariki Youth Justice Coordinator for a Family Group Conference (FGC) in accordance with section...

A hard place to be happy

This report shares insights from 52 children and young people who were living in secure care and protection residences between August 2017 and September 2018. It describes those insights and includes quotes from children and young people. Five key themes emerged the analysis of the...

Fulfilling the vision

This report, from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, looks to the future of how we care for young people with high risk and alleged offending behaviour, and the way we support them to live successfully in the community.

Getting it right: Building blocks

This report focuses on what the UN calls the 'General Measures of Implementation,' or the steps governments are expected to take in order to enable the implementation of the Children’s Convention. In this report, we call these ‘measures’ building blocks.

Getting it right: the children’s convention in Aotearoa

The report looks at how New Zealand is putting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (Children’s Convention) into practice, and where it can do better.