Build public service competency and capability in children's rights

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Children and young people are involved and empowered

Lead agency:
Ministry of Social Development
Action timeframe:
From 2019

As part of its work programme to implement the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Government has committed to develop training for public servants on children's rights and the Convention.

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has completed a literature review of relevant public sector e-learning modules from New Zealand and overseas, to determine key components for inclusion in the children’s rights training. MSD has also undertaken an online survey of public servants, which found that most respondents are supportive of using tools to help them apply children’s rights approaches to their work.

Development of a Child Rights Training (CRT) Module has resumed, in partnership with the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, following a delay due to Covid-19.