We are dedicated to supporting any child in New Zealand whose wellbeing is at significant risk of harm now, or in the future. We also work with young people who may have offended, or are likely to offend.
Our belief is that in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, any child can, and should flourish.
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Social worker recruitment
We're leading a new way of working to support children who need care, creating a major shift in emphasis.
We have a number of social worker positions available now and invite dedicated and passionate social workers to play their part in helping change the way New Zealand protects children.
John Wu’s journey from teenage immigrant with a severe stutter, to Youth Justice Social Worker on the cusp of completing a law degree.Find out more
The Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children Social Workers pay equity claim has moved closer to settlement.Find out more
The third International Conference on Well-Being & Public Policy (hosted by Victoria University of Wellington) was held Sept 5-7 2018.Find out more
A young person shares his experience of being on a youth advisory group, and encourages others to make their voices heard.Find out more
A programme in partnership with Fire and Emergency New Zealand has helped young people who've offended take responsibility for their actions.Find out more
He may have the tattoos and the bulging biceps, but Claudeland's Family Boy's Home caregiver Darren Farrow is the soft spot of many rangatahi in his care.Find out more
Minister for Children, Tracey Martin, has announced new measures to reduce the harm experienced by children in care.Find out more
A high-level review of how different countries report on the harm experienced by children in the custody of care and protection agencies.Find out more
VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai
If you're a young person or child in care, and would like to connect with others who have had similar experiences, you should check us out at VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai. A big part of what we do is organise fun and engaging events for people with care experience. We’re an independent connection and advocacy service, separate from the Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, and we're here to support you and be 100% on your side.