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.
You can read more about the Child Poverty Reduction Bill, including its progress and information releases, below:
Alongside the CWU, the Child Poverty Unit has been established.