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Every Child Counts

An ageing society which doesn't care for its young has a death wish…—Professor Dame Anne Salmond

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We list here a range of links and publications providing information relating to Every Child Counts and children — from both New Zealand and overseas.  The material reflects evidence-based research and best practice.


Tick for Kids
It takes a child to raise a country so we’re working to keep children’s rights and interests at the forefront of the election campaign.

1000 days to get it right for every child campaign

Information on Every Child Counts latest campaign, 1000 days to get it right for every child. The 1000 days relates to the first three years of life and also the 1000 days of a parliamentary term.

Every Child Counts Policy

Documents setting out our policies

Child poverty

Information on child poverty in New Zealand and also studies of the impacts of child poverty on child development

Why an early start is so important

Information on the importance of a good early start on child development

Child abuse

Information on child abuse in New Zealand and also studies of the impacts of child abuse on child development

Children in New Zealand

Information and links to sources of information about children in New Zealand

Children and politics

Children are taken for granted politically and economically. Resources listed here challenge that assumption.

Children and Grandparents

Discussion of the importance of grandparents and intergenerational contact in the life of children.

The Netherlands Study

Investigation into the policies and programmes that have delivered good child outcomes in The Netherlands


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