Our belief is that in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them,
any child can and should flourish.

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.

Nominate for the Prime Minister's Oranga Tamariki Awards

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The Prime Minister’s Oranga Tamariki Awards recognise and celebrate care-experienced young people. Find more information about nominating an eligible young person, what the award involves, and how to make a great nomination.

Make a nomination

COVID-19 - our response

Under the new COVID-19 Protection Framework ‘traffic light’ system, all sites are open with some health and safety requirements. You can also contact us on 0508 326 459 or email if you have a report of concern or any questions. Our focus remains to keep at-risk tamariki safe and support whānau and communities. The Practice Centre has more information about the implications for practice at current traffic light settings.

Find out about our service at this time

Consultation - Residential Care and Other Matters Amendment Bill

Have your say on our consultation. Your views are important to us, and we encourage you to engage with them.

Currently, we are seeking feedback for the legislative work underway on the Residential Care and Other Matters Amendment Bill.

Find out more
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Social Worker recruitment

We're leading a new way of working to support children or tamariki 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 careers site

VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai: advocacy service for children in care

If you're a child or young person in care, VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai is an independent connection and advocacy service, separate from Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, and we're here to listen to you, support you, and be on your side. Part of what we also do is organise fun and engaging events for kids with care experience so you can connect with each other.

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Compliments, complaints and suggestions

We're keen to hear about your experience with us. Do you have any ideas about how we can improve our service?

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