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All mokopuna live their best lives

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Welcome to Mana Mokopuna - Children and Young People's Commission

We are an independent advocate for all 1.2 million mokopuna aged under 18 in Aotearoa. We also advocate for care-experienced mokopuna aged up to 25.

Mana Mokopuna - Children and Young People’s Commission is a new name for our organisation, but we have a rich whakapapa built on the commitment of former Children’s Commissioners since 1989.

Mana Mokopuna – Children and Young People’s Commission is now governed by a board of five Commissioners, led by Chief Children’s Commissioner Dr Claire Achmad.

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Recently published reports

22 May 2024 Reports

Puketai Care and Protection Residence OPCAT Monitoring Report, May 2024

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21 March 2024 Reports

"Without racism Aotearoa would be better": Mokopuna share their experiences of racism and solutions to end it

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28 February 2024 Reports

Ngā Kākano Adolescent Inpatient Unit OPCAT Monitoring Report

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