Media Release 4 May 2016 

Appointment of new Children’s Commissioner a great move for our children

The appointment of Judge Andrew Becroft as Children’s Commissioner will be good for our most vulnerable children and young people, says Skylight Trust Chief Executive Heather Henare.

Skylight is a national organisation supporting children, young people, their family/ whanau and friends to navigate through times of trauma, loss and grief.

“It is great for the children of Aotearoa to have a strong advocate such as Judge Andrew Becroft in their camp. His long and deep experience of the challenges facing many of our children and young people will be of huge value,” says Heather.

Heather also paid tribute to the work of outgoing Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills.

“Dr Wills has been a strong voice for the interests of children.”

Skylight offers counselling support, information, and guidance through troubled times and supports over 16,000 New Zealanders each year. Practical information and resources are available at


For further information, contact

Skylight Chief Executive Heather Henare

0211965977 or 04 939676

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