Making sport accessible to tamariki
Oranga Tamariki and Sport NZ signed a relationship agreement on Monday to improve access to sport and other forms of physical activity for all tamariki and rangatahi.
The agreement is based on a shared vision of better outcomes for tamariki and rangatahi in care, and those at risk of coming into care.
This formalises Sport NZ’s commitment to shift its focus to increase participation of children and young people in care as well children and families with low incomes.
Oranga Tamariki and Sport NZ will work together to provide children in care and those at risk of coming into care with supported opportunities to fully participate in sport, play and recreational opportunities.
There is a strong focus on reducing disparities for tamariki Māori, and opportunities will be created to reconnect siblings so they can take part in activities with their whānau.