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.
Youth advocate Injy Johnstone is encouraging everyone to celebrate the potential of care-experienced young people.Find out more
Examining the historical, current, and future role of the State, around families' and children's involvement in the child welfare system.Find out more
As a new caregiver with Oranga Tamariki, Te Aroha is one of the first in Te Tai Tokerau to receive a Caregiver Support Plan - introduced as part of the NationalFind out more
Archives New Zealand and Oranga Tamariki are working together to protect access to historic personal information.Find out more
The Safety of Children in Care report for the three month period January to March 2019 has been released.Find out more
Tamariki are forming deeper connections to their culture and whakapapa at wānanga held within Te Whare Tapu o Ngāpuhi.Find out more
A mother and her two daughters are using their whanaungatanga to create positive change for rangatahi in Youth Justice.Find out more
Family Start celebrates 20 years of success with their first national conference in late June.Find out more
Our June seminar featured two presentations looking at research on children's and Young people's educational experiences.Find out more
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.
Safe and appropriate information sharing will ensure everyone working with tamariki can work together in the best interests of the child.
Watch the video and the children will tell you why it's important.
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 the Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children. We're here to listen and support you, and be on your side. Part of what we do is organise fun and engaging events for kids with care experience so you can connect with other care experienced kids.
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