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.

Excellence in Foster Care Awards

FCAW recipients

Ten extraordinary caregivers have been recognised at the Excellence in Foster Care Awards.  At moving ceremony at Parliament on Friday friends and family gathered to celebrate. 


Collectively the group had cared for more than 500 children over several decades.  

Find out who these generous people are


Group news
Excellence In Foster Care Awards

Ten extraordinary caregivers received their Excellence in Foster Care Awards at a ceremony at Parliament.

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Te Tai Tokerau welcomes Rangatahi Court

The new Rangatahi Court in Whangārei can make a big difference for young Māori in Te Tai Tokerau.

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Trish Shaq and Waana news
Seeking help helps

Shaquille’s life could have been much different today if his nana didn’t seek help.

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Isaiah news
Waitangi Day

Our people were at Waitangi representing Oranga Tamariki and sharing aroha as thousands of people gathered for our national day.

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Gráinne's update – February 18

Gráinne talks about what's coming up and Children's Day

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Census story news
All children count!

The lead up to Census Day gives us a chance to help tamariki and rangatahi explore their whakapapa. Everyone has a story, and everyone counts!

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Tiamaaria Wehi news
No task too tough for Tia!

Tiamaaria Wehi is an inspiring young woman whose actions speak much louder than her words.

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More funding news
More funding for tamariki

Minister for Children Tracey Martin has announced additional funding to expand our initiatives to better support our tamariki.

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Social workers news
Meet our new social workers

Recruitment for more people at the frontline continues as we focus on putting tamariki at the heart of everything we do.

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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.

Go to our social worker recruitment website

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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