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.

Find out about our Social Worker jobs


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Finding strength together as mothers

Huntly mother, Pamela South, shares her life-changing experience alongside other mothers involved in a prevention service for rangatahi in youth justice.

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Review of Financial Assistance for Caregivers

Oranga Tamariki will soon begin a review of the financial assistance provided to caregivers.

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Section 70A and Children

Research to find out how children might be affected by Section 70A reductions.

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Evidence Centre Seminar: April 2019

Two presentations; Children and young people's views on what makes a good life. Tax policy studies that examine the link between income & child maltreatment.

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Gráinne’s latest update

Gráinne talks about where we’re at two years into our journey to rebuild the Ministry, and the central role of our partners.

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Crown responds to the Royal Commission

The Minister of State Services, Hon Chris Hipkins has released a Cabinet paper setting out the Crown’s approach to the Royal Commission.

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Welfare and tax settings

Research on how welfare and tax settings affect children’s Involvement with Child Protective Services

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What do the National Care Standards mean for caregivers

What do the National Care Standards mean for caregivers?

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Waikato-Tainui Strategic Partnership

The relationship between Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children and Waikato-Tainui has taken a significant step forward.

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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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