Our progress: 2017-2020

Oranga Tamariki was established on 1 April 2017 and we have worked hard over the last three years alongside our iwi, Māori,and NGO partners to transform the way we do things. While we have a long journey ahead of us, the below measures provide a snapshot of the progress we have made to date to transform the lives of tamariki and rangatahi, and their whānau.

Progress measure 2017 2020
Entries to care 2395 1334
Number of caregivers 3692 (61% family/whānau caregivers) 3556 (63% family/whānau caregivers)
Children living away from home who are with family/whānau or caregiver of same ethnicity 85% 89%
Proportion of family/whānau placements that have had no change to their caregiver in the quarter 86% 90%
Social workers 1351 1,752 (30% increase, net gain of 401 social workers)
Social Worker caseload 1:31 individual children 1:21 individual children
Funding for social services in multi-year contracts 30% Around 90%
Funding iwi and Māori providers $54M $89M
Transition service No service 740 young people with a transitions worker
Intensive response No service Small start-ups support 340 families across NZ plus four collaborative design sites to go live in 2021
Care Standards No national standards Care standards regulations in place with a continued work programme to fully implement
Young people in youth justice custody 187  96 (incl. 17 year olds since 1 July 2019)
Relationship agreements with iwi and Māori 6 Strategic Partnership Agreements (4 iwi, one iwi alliance plus Māori Women’s Welfare League); 7 MoUs; 2 social accords; 1 Relationship Agreement
Section 7AA None Came into force on 1 July 2019
Children’s Experience Survey None Gathering insights from a child’s perspective
Staff turnover 14% 6% (SSC average 11.8% in 2019)

Published: November 19, 2020