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.
What is a transition worker?
A key component of this service will be delivered through our partner organisations, communities and iwi – who will provide transition workers.
Transition workers will guide and support young people to:
- look towards the future, identify their strengths and interests and help them to make and achieve their goals
- identify and access adult services, and help them become confident in doing this themselves
- develop life skills and help them to reflect and learn from their mistakes
- connect with their identity, their culture, whānau and wider networks of support.