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.
Changing expectations of care
National care standards regulations have been approved under the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989.
The regulations will ensure every child and young person knows what to expect when they’re in the care or custody of Oranga Tamariki.
They also set out the support our caregivers can expect to receive when they open their hearts and homes to our tamariki.
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.