Children and young people are involved and empowered
The Child Impact Assessment Tool was finalised in 2018 as part of the cross-agency work programme to progressively implement the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (the Children’s Convention) in New Zealand. The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is working with the Treasury to include child impact assessments in Regulatory Impact Assessments. This action is closely related to the child rights training being developed by MSD and the Office of the Children’s Commissioner.
A cross-agency 'Champions for Children' group has been established to enhance and promote use of tools to support children’s rights, including the Child Impact Assessment Tool, across government.