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A hard place to be : voices of children and young people in care and protection residences Office of the Children's Commissioner

Contributor(s): New Zealand. Office of the Children's Commissioner.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Insights report.Publisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Office of the Children's Commissioner, 2019Description: electronic document (38 pages) ; PDF file.Subject(s): Oranga Tamarki, Ministry for Children | BULLYING | CHILD ABUSE | CHILD PROTECTION | CHILDREN'S RIGHTS | INSTITUTIONAL VIOLENCE | MĀORI | JUSTICE | YOUNG PEOPLE | NEW ZEALANDOnline resources: Click here to access online | Access the website In: Insights report, October 2019Summary: This report is not a systematic or comprehensive analysis of children and young people’s experiences of residences The Office of the Children's Commissioner heard from children and young people across Aotearoa New Zealand about their experiences in secure care and protection residences. They told OCC what it was like to spend time in the residences and how their experiences affected them. This report is a snapshot of insights from 52 children and young people. Five key themes emerged from the analysis of the interviews. These themes do not quantify how many individual children and young people had any particular experience. Instead, they provide valuable insights into children and young people’s experiences of the residence, and how the wider system impacted them. The themes: Being in a secure residence is hard; This place doesn’t always work for me; People who work with me can help; Contact with my family and friends is important; My culture matters. (From the website). Record #6407
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Insights report, October 2019

This report is not a systematic or comprehensive analysis of children and young people’s experiences of residences

The Office of the Children's Commissioner heard from children and young people across Aotearoa New Zealand about their experiences in secure care and protection residences. They told OCC what it was like to spend time in the residences and how their experiences affected them. This report is a snapshot of insights from 52 children and young people.

Five key themes emerged from the analysis of the interviews. These themes do not quantify how many individual children and young people had any particular experience. Instead, they provide valuable insights into children and young people’s experiences of the residence, and how the wider system impacted them. The themes: Being in a secure residence is hard; This place doesn’t always work for me; People who work with me can help; Contact with my family and friends is important; My culture matters. (From the website). Record #6407