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.

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.

Find out about our Social Worker jobs


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Gráinne's Update - December 2018

Chief Executive Gráinne Moss reflects on the progress made in 2018 and the opportunities ahead.

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Changes I want to make

Lakiesha Cummings talks about her journey from being in care to studying to be a social worker.

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Exceptional rangatahi recognised

Activities and a moving awards ceremony brought together twenty exceptional care-experienced young people for The Prime Minister's Oranga Tamariki Awards.

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Gráinne's Update - November 2018

Chief Executive Gráinne Moss talks about the signing of a new agreement with Ngāi Tahu, recognising public service, and the Royal Commission announcement.

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Our Māori Cultural Framework

Introducing our Māori Cultural Framework, designed in partnership with others, for all of Oranga Tamariki.

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Preventing family harm

An interagency team in the Horowhenua has won a Department of Corrections Bronze award for its efforts to help prevent family harm.

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Transition needs survey

This report presents the results of a survey designed to find out more about the 40% of 15-17 year olds currently in the care of Oranga Tamariki.

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Everyday superhero

Nelson-based mentor Sean Thomas champions the role of an everyday superhero.

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Gráinne's update - October 2018

Chief Executive Gráinne Moss highlights two major events for Oranga Tamariki - the first Annual Report, and our inaugral hui with iwi and Māori organisations.

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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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