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May 2017
From July 2016 to March 2017, we found that Child, Youth and Family (CYF) residences generally met the standards that are required by the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment. As far as we can establish, residences appear to be generally safe. However, we remain concerned about the variable quality of practice and...
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Jun 2016
State of Care 2016 is an annual report based on our independent monitoring of Child, Youth and Family’s policies, practices and services. It includes feedback from children and young people about their experiences in the system.
Completed
Dec 2015
The Child Poverty Monitor and this Technical Report provide data on a set of indicators that assess aspects of child poverty in New Zealand and their implications for child wellbeing. In it are data on income and non-income measures of poverty, including measures that reflect increasing levels of severity. Other data include indicators related to health, living conditions, education, and a...
Completed
Nov 2014
This is the second year of the Child Poverty Monitor and this Technical Report provides data on a set of indicators that assess aspects of child poverty in New Zealand and their implications for child wellbeing. This work is supported by the partnership between the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, the University of Otago’s New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service (NZCYES) and the J...
Completed
Jul 2013
This paper looks at the impact parents, caregivers, families and whānau can have on children and young people’s learning and education success, and provides a rationale for greater focus and support.
Completed
May 2013
This paper discusses the evidence for a Government-supported framework and how Government might partner with others. It includes a possible framework for strengthening food in school provision.
Completed
Oct 2012
This is the first joint thematic review to be conducted under the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture mandate in New Zealand and looks at the issue of young people in Police detention.
Completed
Aug 2012
The Children’s Commissioner established an Expert Advisory Group to deliver a significant research-based advocacy programme in 2011-12.  This group (the EAG) released a report: Solutions to child poverty – evidence for action which was based on a number of working papers (research reviews) developed by the EAG and the secretariat at the Office of the Children’s Commissioner. The working...

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