June 2020 – text only

A text only version of the Quarterly Report infographics.

Care and protection overview

How a child might move through and be supported by our services depending on their needs:

  • report of concern is when a member of the public or a professional notifies Oranga Tamariki that a child or young person may be at risk of harm.
  • If we're worried that a child's wellbeing could be at risk, an assessment or (if more serious) an investigation takes place.
  • A family group conference may then be needed to see what whānau/family support the child needs. A plan is then developed for the child.
  • In some situations, a child or young person may have to be placed in care. This could be someone from their wider whānau or an approved and trained caregiver.
  • When ready, a child or young person may leave care. This might mean returning to their whānau – or when they turn 18, they may live independently but still receive support.

A child or young person may leave our services at any of the stages above. They may also re-enter. 

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Care and protection statistics

Children and young people we have worked with during the 12 months to 30 June 2020:

  • 80,900 reports of concern involving 58,600 individual children and young people.
  • 41,400 assessments or investigations carried out involving 34,700 individual children and young people.
  • 7,650 family group conferences held involving 5,650 individual children and young people.
  • 1,000 entries to care involving 1,000 individual children and young people.
  • 1,450 exits from care involving 1,450 individual children and young people.

Who we're working with

Children and young people in care as at 30 June 2020:

  • 5,950 children and young people are currently in the Care and Protection custody of the Chief Executive.
  • Gender:
    • 47% Female
    • 53% Male
  • Ethnicity:
    • 58% Māori
    • 10% Māori and Pacific
    • 6% Pacific
    • 26% Other
  • Age: 
    • 7% 0–1
    • 22% 25
    • 23% 69
    • 24% 1013
    • 24% 14+

Note: Overall percentages may not always add to 100 percent due to rounding.

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Youth justice overview

The infographic shows how a young person might move through and be supported by our services depending on their needs:

  • Police make an assessment and decide whether to refer a young person following an offence.
  • Family Group Conference may be needed to see what whānau/family support the young person needs. A plan is then developed for the young person.
  • youth justice residence provides a secure place for young people to stay who are in custody of the Chief Executive following arrest, remand or sentence.
  • A young person may leave Youth Justice when they've completed an FGC plan; charges are dismissed; get transferred to District or High Court; receive an order from the Youth Court or on turning 18.

A young person may leave our service at any of the stages above. They may also re-enter.

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Youth justice statistics

Young people we have worked with during the 12 months to 30 June 2020:

  • 4,100 family group conferences held involving 2,000 individual young people.
  • 880 entries to custody involving 550 individual young people.
  • 900 exits from custody involving 550 individual young people.

Who we're working with

Young people in custody as at 30 June 2020:

  • 100 young people are currently in the youth justice custody of the Chief Executive.
  • Gender:
    • 7% Female
    • 93% Male
  • Ethnicity:
    • 70% Māori
    • 4% Māori and Pacific
    • 6% Pacific
    • 20% Other
  • Age:
    • 1% 1013
    • 7% 14
    • 21% 15
    • 38% 16
    • 33% 17+

Note: Overall percentages may not add to 100 percent due to rounding. Youth Justice in the custody of the CE includes young people in remand and those on a supervision with residence order. 

Additional young people

Young people we worked with not in custody as at 30 June 2020:

  • 390 Additional young people Oranga Tamariki is working with
    • 90 Supervision
    • 10 Supervision with Activity
    • 290 Monitored FGC Plan
  • Gender:
    • 14% Female
    • 85% Male
  • Ethnicity:
    • 68% Māori
    • 8% Māori and Pacific
    • 5% Pacific
    • 19% Other
  • Age: 
    • 2% 1013
    • 8% 14
    • 22% 15
    • 30% 16
    • 38% 17+

Note: Overall percentages may not add to 100 percent due to rounding. The number of additional young people we are working with as well as the breakdown of this figure are rounded so may not add up to the same number.

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Transition overview

  • Preparing to transition to adulthood. Young people in care and protection or youth justice and between the ages of 15 and 18 are supported to prepare to leave our care
  • Planning hui. A social worker will hui with a young person to outline the support available to them and help them develop a plan on how they can achieve their goals, aspirations and moemoea. Whānau and hāpu may be involved in this hui. Young people can choose to have a Transition Worker support them to achieve their goals

  • Building a trusted relationship. Transition Workers are provided through iwi, Māori and NGO partners in the community. Whakawhanaungatanga may be the foundation of this relationship. The Transition Workers are there to walk alongside young people, connect young people to their identity, culture, whakapapa, strengths, talents, whānau, hāpu and iwi and to support them to develop their life skills to achieve their goals

  • A stable place to live. For some young people remaining with or returning to live with a caregiver will give them the stability they need to thrive. We can support young people to stay with their caregiver until they turn 21 years old

  • Supported Accommodation. Young people may require a bit more support and manaaki in their journey to adulthood. Supported accommodation helps bridge the gap to independence by providing young people with opportunities to experience and learn in a safe and supported environment

  • Advice and Assistance Line. Up until the age of 25 young people can call 0800 55 89 89 for advice and assistance such as: finding somewhere to live, enrolling in education or training, applications for employment or work readiness schemes, accessing health and counselling services and/or providing financial assistance to support them to move towards independence

A young person may access some, none or all of these services.

 

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Transition statistics

 Young people we have worked with during the 12 months to 30 June 2020:

  • 490 young people were eligible to remain with or return to their caregiver, of which 10 (2%) of young people used this service.
  • 50 supported accomodation placements were available. 

Who we're working with

  • 460 young people were referred to a Transition Worker out of our year 1 focus group. This is 49% of young people eligible (in year 1)
  • 190 additional young people were referred to a Transition Worker
  • 100 are working with a Transition Worker without a recorded referral
  • 740* young people are working with a Transition Worker (as counted by the providers of the service).

Of those referred:

  • Gender:
    • 47% Female
    • 52% Male
    • 1%   Unknown
  • Ethnicity:
    • 55% Māori
    • 8% Māori and Pacific
    • 6% Pacific
    • 30% Other
  • Age:
    • 4%   15
    • 18% 16
    • 30% 17
    • 41% 18
    • 6%   19+

Note: Those without a recorded referral include: eligible referrals recorded incorrectly, young people who were receiving the services prior to 01 July 2019 and young people aged over 21.

*The young people referred to and working with a Transition Worker may not add up to the same number due to rounding. Overall percentages of demographic breakdowns also may not always add to 100 percent due to rounding.

For the first year of service there was a focus cohort of those 17+ and 15/16 year olds who have left care. In future quarterly reports the target will beall those eligible who are either 15 and have left care or are 16+.

 

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Published: October 1, 2020