View here: CIC 3-day programme .



Completed papers will be requested after the conference and will be considered for publication in both journal and book forms.

Policy Futures in Education: In a publication related to the conference, but with a global perspective, we are calling for papers on Children in Crisis: Child Poverty and Abuse for a Special Issue of Policy Futures in Education. Here is the call for this publication: children-in-crisis-call-for-papers.



The World Organisation for Early Childhood Education


OMEP is an international, interdisciplinary, non-governmental organisation, founded in 1948 in Prague, to benefit children under the age of 8 years throughout the world. OMEP is registered in Paris.

  • OMEP provides a meeting ground for representatives from a range of professions and nationalities concerned with the care and education of children aged eight years and younger.
  • OMEP seeks to promote research and the dissemination of knowledge about quality early childhood education.
  • OMEP also acts as an advocate for children, their rights and their best interests.
  • All work in OMEP is carried out on a voluntary basis.
  • OMEP is currently represented in 70 countries and co-operates with other international organisations with similar aims.
  • OMEP has operational status and works collaboratively with UNESCO.  OMEP is also represented, worldwide, at the meetings of UNICEF, the Council of Europe and ECOSOC.
  • OMEP has an annual work plan. The focus for 2010 is to build relationships with Asia-Pacific region.

Child Matters


Child Matters is a registered charitable trust* dedicated to preventing harm to children in NewZealand. Since 1994 we have been working in communities throughout New Zealand, educating, supporting and inspiring adults to protect children.

Children are only harmed or neglected when adults who are in a position to help, lack the knowledge and confidence to keep them safe.

Child Matters provides guidance, advice, education and support to those in a position to act to protect children. Our training and education programmes provide adults with essential skills, and just as importantly the confidence, to intervene when a child needs help. To date, Child Matters has trained over 21,000 adults in New Zealand in how to recognise and respond to child abuse.

Mana Ririki


Established in 2008 Mana Ririki Trust has taken responsibility for tackling one of New Zealand’s most significant social problems: Maori child abuse.  Their vision is that within two generations child abuse will be eliminated so that all children can enjoy a family life that is free from violence. Mana Ririki is a national organisation that advocates for Maori children and for the elimination of Maori child abuse. They are committed to developing programmes and communications that promote positive, violence-free parenting.

Mana Ririki’s areas of focus are advocacycommunications and research.

Office of the Children’s Commissioner

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner advocates for the best interests of all children and young people in New Zealand and looks to ensure all of their rights are respected and upheld.
The Children’s Commissioner has the statutory responsibility to promote the practice of good participation mechanisms that allow children and young people to have input into issues that affect them. The Children’s Commissioner has a Young People’s Reference Group through which to regularly hear the voices of children and young people in the community. Additionally, the Office of the Children’s Commissioner regularly meets other groups of children and young people, and operates a Child Right’s Line so the public can contact the Office.

New Zealand Post Primary Teachers Association Te Wehengarua (PPTA)


The New Zealand Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) is a voluntary trade union and professional association registered under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 and the Employment Relations Act 2000.  For over 50 years PPTA members have worked in schools and nationally to ensure all young people in New Zealand have equitable access to a high quality public education.

New Zealand Education Institute Te Riu Roa  (NZEI)


NZEI Te Riu Roa members work in every community in New Zealand, leading and advocating for quality public education. They are the 50,000 principals, teachers and support staff who work in primary, area and secondary schools as well as early childhood centres, special education and school advisory services. They come together as NZEI Te Riu Roa – New Zealand’s largest education union, a Treaty based organisation and a powerful advocate for quality public education.

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)


The Child Poverty Action Group was formed in 1994 out of deep concern for the rising level of poverty in New Zealand and its effects on children.  CPAG has approximately 2,000 members and supporters across New Zealand including leading academics, doctors, teachers, health workers, community workers and many other people concerned about the poorest children in New Zealand society.

Te Atawhai o te Ao: Independent Maori Institute for Environment and Health


Te Atawhai o te Ao is a kaupapa Maori research Institute that undertakes a range of environmental and health research. They work alongside whanau and Maori communitiesto undertake research that will benefit Maori. Kaupapa Maori research grew out of the Kaupapa Maori schooling movement and the revival of Maori language in the late 1980s. Kaupapa Maori Research is research that values Maori ways of doing things.

Te Kotahi Research Institute

Te kotahi instituteTe Kotahi Research Institute has been established to enhance engagement in research and development (R&D) by improving access to research and providing pathways for innovation. R&D plays a vital role in wealth creation. Increasing Māori engagement in these activities has the potential to contribute greatly to the Māori economy. However, the real value lies in how that additional wealth is used to transform and create well-being for Iwi, Māori, Indigenous communities and society.

Dingwall Trust

Dingwall new logoDingwall Trust began as an orphanage over 70 years ago after David McNair Dingwall bequeathed funds for the founding of a home for needy children. Today the administration office, six care homes and an education unit stand on the site of the original orphanage. To keep up with the growing demand for services another two care homes have been set up off-site but in close proximity to the main facilities.

Over the years as times and needs have changed, Dingwall has evolved into an approved Child and Family Support Service under Section 396 of the Children, Young Persons and their Families Act.

Waitakere Anti-Violence Essential Services (WAVES) Trust

WAVES trust

WAVES Trust began in 1993 providing networking and support services to local family violence services and advocacy services to victims of family violence at the Waitakere court.

Their current role continues to be providing local family violence sector services with opportunities to network and collaborate with other services.  They also provide agencies with information on relevant recent research and support best practice in family violence intervention, conduct training on family violence for social service workers outside the sector, support locally produced violence prevention and public awareness campaigns, advocate for the sector by producing submissions to local and national government, and provide research and literature search services and project support to enhance service delivery.


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