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.

COViD-19 our response

Oranga Tamariki is an essential service and we will continue to work throughout the pandemic, although how we do this may look a little different.

Find out how we are adapting our service

COVID-19 information for caregivers

We'll be updating the COVID-19 information for caregivers regularly on our website and sending weekly updates to caregivers by email. If you're a caregiver and don't currently receive emails from us, please contact your caregiver social worker or call us on 0508 carers to update your contact details.

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COVID-19 information for partners

We will be updating this page regularly with the latest information you need to know and responses to the most common questions we've received.

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News

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Gráinne’s update - COVID-19

Chief Executive Gráinne Moss talks about how Oranga Tamariki is responding as New Zealand continues to be at COVID-19 Alert Level 4.

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Oranga Tamariki runs Covid-19 public helplines

Oranga Tamariki is pleased to be supporting the country's pandemic response by running two Covid-19 public helplines from our own Contact Centre platform.

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Youth justice insights - separating misconceptions from facts

This report explores the youth justice system, presenting insights around youth crime, rates of reoffending and the relationship between care and youth justice.

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Maximising victim participation and engagement – Evidence Brief

This evidence brief was written to understand the low level of attendance by victims in youth justice processes and what might improve victim participation.

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Excellence in Foster Care Awards

Caregivers from across the country were honoured for their outstanding mahi at this year’s Excellence in Foster Care Awards

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Evidence Centre Seminar: February 2020

Our February seminar featured two presentations, a health case study using the Children’s Wellbeing Model and insights into the youth justice system.

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Foster Care Awareness Week 1-7 March

This week is Foster Care Awareness Week, and we’re acknowledging our incredible caregivers.

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Gráinne’s update

This Children's Day - Te Rā o ngā Tamariki is an opportunity for communities to celebrate children and take time to have fun with whānau

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Royal Commission of Inquiry

Information about the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions, and the role Oranga Tamariki

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VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai: advocacy service for children in care

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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.

VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai: advocacy service for children in care

COMPLIMENTS, COMPLAINTS AND SUGGESTIONS

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