Awhina Buchanan

last updated 5/8/2018

Awhina Buchanan

Senior Advisor at Office of the Children's Commissioner

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Senior Advisor - Children's and Young People's

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Awhina Buchanan, Senior Advisor, Children's and Young People's Engagement
Contact Awhina on email or call 04 495 7808 Awhina is an experienced youth development practitioner and has worked for local and central government in roles that aim to bring the voices of young people to the fore of decision making. Over the last ten years she has been involved in the development and implementation of research and policy relating to young people, the project management of youth initiatives, and has developed resources and models to support organisations to engage effectively with young people. Awhina plays a leading role in the Office's work on engaging and consulting with children and young people, supporting the monitoring team to ensure that the voices of children and young people in care are central to our monitoring and investigation activity. She leads the design and development of tools, consultation processes and resources that support the monitoring and advocacy teams to engage successfully with children and young people's voices.

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