31 October 2021  Resources

Commissioner Becroft's Reflective Speeches

As Judge Andrew Becroft finished his time as Children's Commissioner, he presented five speeches reflecting on his five years in the role. The speeches covered five missing pieces in the child and youth wellbeing jigsaw: youth justice, "care and protection", wellbeing, child poverty and children's rights and voices. All of the presentations were recorded and are available to view on YouTube. 

Judge Becroft's final reflective pieces are also available to read. They are laid out in the PDF below his speeches:

Youth Justice

Aotearoa's "Care and Protection" system

Child and youth wellbeing

Child Poverty

Children's rights and participation