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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Eliminating family violence and sexual violence
Oranga Tamariki is one of 9 agencies of the Joint Venture for eliminating family violence and sexual violence. You can find out more information on the Joint Venture website.
The Practice Centre is an online resource aimed primarily at Oranga Tamariki practitioners.
It contains policy, guidance and tools to help us in our work with tamariki and rangatahi and their whānau or family. The policies are our must-dos, and the guidance our how-tos.
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.