Te Mātātaki 2021

Published: June 27, 2021

This report presents findings from Te Tohu o te Ora, the first national survey of tamariki and rangatahi in care.


Te Tohu o te Ora is an annual survey that helps Oranga Tamariki better understand the experiences of tamariki and rangatahi in care. 

More than 1,500 tamariki and rangatahi took part in the survey between March 2019 and September 2020.

The survey was designed with input from tamariki and rangatahi to ensure the survey approach is relevant, engaging, and accessible, and that questions are focussed on aspects of care experience that are important to them.

Te Mātātaki 2021 presents findings from the first year of the survey, and outlines priority areas where action is required to improve experiences for tamariki and rangatahi in care.

Together, Te Tohu o te Ora and Te Mātātaki ensure Oranga Tamariki is listening to the voices of tamariki and rangatahi in care and can be held accountable for whether their experiences are improving.

Details of the survey design and delivery, and an explanation of how results were analysed, is provided in an accompanying Methodology Report.