Government is strengthening independent oversight of the children's system. It is also strengthening the system and children’s issues in three core areas:
This initiative, funded through Budget 2019, aims to increase child wellbeing through increased service capacity to meet demand for prevention, education, early intervention, assessment and treatme
Paiheretia te Muka Tāngata - Uniting the Threads of Whānau, is a kaupapa that draws on the strengths of the Whānau Ora approach to support young Māori (under 30 years old) who are in the Correction
From 1 July 2019, 17-year-olds were included in the youth justice system in most circumstances. Alongside this, there are planned changes to the way young people are detained in custody.
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 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
The Youth Voice Project focuses on increasing youth voice and youth representation across government.
The Youth Plan was developed in consultation with over 1,200 rangatahi, and approximately 90 youth sector representatives, and launched in Late July 2020.
With funding from the National Library, the School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (SLANZA) has partnered with Tohatoha to deliver the ‘A Bit Sus’ campaign, whic
The Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) is piloting the establishment of a Youth Advisory Group made up of six Pacific young people from across New Zealand to support and advise MPP in achieving Goa
Several measures are being adopted to increase youth voice in decision-making. These include: