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.
Kupu Māori to use every day
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.
We gathered with iwi and Māori organisations for the first national hui since Oranga Tamariki was formed.Find out more
We're partnering with Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services to support tamariki who have offended to make positive life decisions and cultural connections.Find out more
An overview of out-of-home care services for children overseas.
This evidence brief summarises international research on complex needs in children and young people involved in care and youth justice.Find out more
Collaboration between an iwi health and social services provider and Oranga Tamariki is helping provide better support for whānau in need.Find out more
Gráinne thanks social workers for the work they do every day in communities across the country.Find out more
Lakiesha is a young aspiring social worker, using her experience in care to help tamariki and whānau.Find out more
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
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.