Action Plan Needs Assessments

To provide a foundation for mahi under the Oranga Tamariki Action Plan, we are leading a series of in-depth Needs Assessments focused on the housing, health and education needs of our priority populations.

 Ministers and children’s agency chief executives have committed to prioritising the needs and wellbeing of children and young people most at risk – they have agreed upon 11 actions to make this happen.

Action 3 is that Oranga Tamariki will lead a series of in-depth assessments to identify un-met needs and set a direction to improve services for these children and young people.

In 2022, 9 initial Needs Assessments were scoped out, each focusing on different populations and different aspects of housing, health and education.

The Implementation Plan for the Action Plan commits agencies to report back to the Social Wellbeing Board within 3 months on how and when they will respond to the recommendations of any Needs Assessment.

Published: March 9, 2023