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Cutbacks for Children's Commissioner: report

Author
Felix Marwick ,
Publish Date
Tue, 7 Apr 2015, 6:13am

Cutbacks for Children's Commissioner: report

Author
Felix Marwick ,
Publish Date
Tue, 7 Apr 2015, 6:13am

Funding pressures have seen the Office of the Children's Commissioner cut back on some of its work.

The details are revealed in a just published Parliamentary report which looks at continuing financial deficits at the commission.

It said financial restraints have seen the commissioner reduce the frequency of monitoring visits to Child Youth and Family youth justice residences, which are now being done every 18 months, instead of annually.

The report also said the Children's Commissioner Office has cut back on its publications, closed its Auckland Office, and reduced the number of Young Persons Advisory group meetings it holds.