Every Child Counts advocates for the policies, practice and attitudes that enable children to thrive. We are a coalition of organisations and individuals working to increase the status and wellbeing of New Zealand children, led by Barnardos, Plunket, UNICEF, Save the Children and Mana Ririki.
Our campaigns include ‘For every child a healthy home’, a campaign focused on political party policies on housing, income, support for parents and education. This campaign is working to promote the recommendations of the Experts Advisory Group Solutions on Child Poverty through cross-party events, briefing sheets for MPs, social media and the like.
Another campaign is ‘Tick for Kids’, focused on the local government and District Health Board elections. Candidates are invited to sign up to an agenda for children and we are promoting the concept of voters choosing to support the candidates who are committed to children. A central plank to the campaign is addressing inequality and progressing towards a living wage.
What we do to reduce inequality
Every Child Counts is a coalition working to increase the status and wellbeing of New Zealand children. Driven by Plunket, Barnardos, UNICEF, Save the Children and Ririki, we advocate for the policies, practices and attitudes that enable children to thrive. Addressing inequality and the resulting child poverty is central to our advocacy.
Newsletters are distributed by email to those on the Every Child Counts database. If you wish to receive them, please email: [email protected]
Helpful support to our action could be…
Our advocacy is evidence-based so we can always use analyses and reports published by others. We appreciate opportunities to collaborate with others and share information. We have limited capacity, with one part-time staff member so we are keen to partner with others to maximise impact.
Our website carries a number of Every Child Counts reports and we invite others to use them if they are useful – including the Infometrics report conservatively estimating the cost of child poverty at $6bn per annum.