Gráinne's update - August 2017
Published: August 21, 2017
Gráinne discusses the challenges ahead for Oranga Tamariki but also the fact that there are good things happening already.
Everything we want to see, is happening somewhere already
At Oranga Tamariki we’re creating more hearts and homes to provide loving, stable spaces for children, we’re developing a national framework to ensure the very best in social work practice across the whole sector. And we’re making sure that the services we provide and fund are the best for children.
As I have travelled across the country I have seen good and great. My commitment to you, is that we will lead and support what good looks like.
We already have and will continue to find the pockets of greatness and transpose what’s working well across the country; like Hui-a-Whānau, which we’ve just expanded across 21 sites, the four small group homes for young people going through the court processes, and Mokopuna Ora which we’ve expanded into Papakura.
We want to keep everyone as up-to-date as we can with the progress we are making. The first official release of information is a Cabinet paper that outlines what we have done in the first 3 months of the Ministry operating.
Let's expand 'pockets of greatness'
We are investing in our children for life by increasing our own capability and building strong strategic partnerships – because we know we cannot do this alone.
Many of you have told me of the pockets of greatness you see, you experience, or you deliver. We have a unique opportunity to get things done, to take actions that put tamariki first, and you can help by sharing with us what you know is working well.
Our tamariki and whānau deserve only the best, and that is what we are committed to delivering.