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Child Wellbeing Unit


Making New Zealand the best place in the world to be a child is a Government priority, with new legislation proposed which will require a Government strategy to improve child wellbeing.  The Child Wellbeing Unit has been established to support this work.

The Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, in her role as the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction, and the Minister for Children, Hon Tracey Martin, are jointly leading the development of the Government’s first child wellbeing strategy. The Child Wellbeing Unit (CWU) has been established in DPMC to support Ministers in this work.

The CWU’s role includes:

  • supporting the development of the Government strategy to improve the wellbeing of all children in New Zealand
  • working with others to identify actions and policies for improving child wellbeing, including the particular groups of children identified in the proposed legislation
  • providing advice on other relevant matters.

We will update this website with information on the child wellbeing strategy and upcoming engagement opportunities in the coming weeks. 

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You can read more about the Child Poverty Reduction Bill, including its progress and information releases, below:

The Child Poverty Reduction Bill

Alongside the CWU, the Child Poverty Unit has been established. 

Read more about the Child Poverty Unit

Last updated: 
Wednesday, 23 May 2018

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