Posts Tagged ‘Child wellbeing’

Children’s Commissioner: NZ belongs on “international roll of shame”

Thursday, October 28th, 2021

Outgoing Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft has harsh words to describe children’s wellbeing in New Zealand. Aotearoa New Zealand is a great place to be a child if you are rich, white and able-bodied. The reality for at least 125,000 children, however, includes abuse, neglect, poverty and poor health and education outcomes. Over the last Read more

Support groups call for action following NZ’s poor showing in Unicef child wellbeing ratings

Thursday, September 10th, 2020
child wellbeing

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wants New Zealand to be the best place in the world to grow up – but Unicef’s latest child wellbeing rankings have the country among the worst-performing in the developed world. Ardern insists progress is being made – and she points out that some of the data used in the damning Read more