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.

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.

Go to our social worker recruitment website


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Recognising outstanding rangatahi in care

Nominations are open for the William Wallace Awards, which recognise the achievements of outstanding young people in care.

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Resilience Hub launched

A new digital resource developed by Skylight Trust helps tamariki, rangatahi, whānau and communities navigate through difficult times.

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Gráinne's update - July 18

Gráinne talks about the importance of national care standards and how we're working in partnership with iwi.

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Future focus at National Hui

There was an air of possibility at the Oranga Tamariki National Forum held in Wellington.

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Care Standards support tamariki and caregivers

A tremendous step forward for tamariki and rangatahi in care, and a significant milestone for Oranga Tamariki.

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Making a house a home

Working with a partner organisation has brought aroha and beauty to a re-opened family home for young people in Wellington.

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Te Maioha welcomes Matariki

Te Maioha o Parekarangi Youth Justice Residence hosted a concert and dinner for young people and invited guests to celebrate Matariki together.

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Recognising KickStart Breakfast volunteers

Chief Executive Gráinne Moss is pleased to announce the 2018 KickStart Breakfast award champions.

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Evidence Centre seminar: May 2018

Our May seminar featured presentations about current multiple disadvantage and vulnerable transience using data from the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI).

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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.

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