Being in Care

Getting ready for independence

Oranga Tamariki has extended support to young people leaving care and youth justice as they transition to adulthood through our new Transition Support Service.

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Just Sayin’: The survey of young people and Transition Support Services

Just Sayin’ is a new survey of young people aged 17 and over who have been in care or youth justice custody and are eligible for Transition Support Services.

Young people will be asked how they are going, the extent they think their transition needs are met and about their experiences and challenges.

The survey will be repeated each year to measure changes in the key outcomes the Transition Support Service aims to achieve. This year the survey runs for six weeks from 18 May 2020.

The survey will be undertaken by Malatest International on our behalf.

Who is being asked to take part

Young people aged 17 and over who have been in care or who have been in youth justice custody and are eligible for Transition Support Services are invited to take part.

This survey is aimed at young people who:

  • have been in care or youth justice custody for at least 3 months when they turn 15 and
  • are either still in care or left care after 1 July 2019.

 

How you can help

We ask if you would let the young people you support know they might get a text inviting them to take part in the survey. You can also show young people the Just Sayin’ website.