Supporting oranga for disabled people

We want to work with you on a future Oranga Tamariki Disability Strategy.

We want to work with disabled people who have lived experience of care and protection and/or youth justice services, and the people who support them.

One of our most important goals is to make services better for all disabled people we work with – that includes disabled tamariki, rangatahi, parents, caregivers and their whānau. 

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Future Disability Strategy

Oranga Tamariki needs a clear vision describing the ideal future for disabled people we work with. We also need a strategy, or roadmap, to show us how to get there. 

We want to work with you to create an Oranga Tamariki Disability Strategy. This will give us the opportunity to uphold equal rights for disabled people we work with, especially tangata whaikaha Māori (Māori disabled people). 

Sharing your thoughts

We want to listen to your experiences, discuss ideas for improvement, come up with ideas or actions together, and then hear your advice on the best way to implement them. We'd also come back together to talk about progress. 

You can do this in a number of ways. If none of the submission methods below will work for you, get in touch with us at disabilitystrategy@ot.govt.nz to talk with our team about an alternative.

Checking the information we have

We've collected research, reports and feedback from, and about, disabled communities published over the last 10 years.

As a first step of working together, we want you to share your thoughts on how relevant and accurate this information is today. We would also like you to tell us what you want to see in the future.

We are translating this information into several formats, so it can be easily accessed by people with different communication needs. When this is done, we will send the information to anyone who registered for updates using the sign-up forms on this page.

Workshops

We're partnering with organisations that may already be working with disability communities to host workshops where you can share your thoughts.

Register below to attend or to be contacted when registration is available. You can contact our team if you want to talk about which session might be best for you.

Care-experienced people

We want to hear from disabled people who have lived experience of care and protection or youth justice services. 

  • 2022
    We are planning to host online hui for care-experienced people based around the motu. Click below to be notified when registrations open. 
    Register your interest 

Tangata Māori

We want to hear from tangata whaikaha Māori (Māori disabled people), and their whānau, hapū and iwi. 

  • 2022
    We are planning to host online hui for tangata Māori based around the motu. Click below to be notified when registrations open. 
    Register your interest

Tagata Pasifika

We want to hear from disabled tagata Pasifika and their aiga, village or community. 

  • 2022
    We are planning to host online hui for tagata Pasifika around the country. Click below to be notified when registrations open. 
    Register your interest

Caregiving whānau

We want to hear from disabled caregiving whānau, including disabled parents. We also want to hear from caregivers of disabled tamariki and rangatahi. 

  • 2022
    We are planning to host online hui for caregiving whānau around the country. Click below to be notified when registrations open. 
    Register your interest

Kaimahi working with disabled people 

We want to hear from kaimahi working in the disability and health sectors such as social workers, community workers, home care assistants and health professionals. We will be in touch directly with social service providers and public sector organisations for their feedback, and you can register your interest below to be notified about opportunities to share your thoughts too.

Register your interest

People who want to be involved

If you want to share your thoughts but you’re not sure if these sessions are right for you, please get in touch with us at disabilitystrategy@ot.govt.nz

Written submission

You can provide your thoughts on a vision in writing if that format works well for you. Click below to register to receive a pack of information to support your written submission.

Register your interest

Recorded submission

You can provide your thoughts on a vision by video or audio recording if that format works well for you. Click below to register to receive a pack of information to support your recorded submission.

Register your interest

Published: August 31, 2022